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[Photo Album]: Huntsmoor Park
London, England: 1916-1917. Oblong octavo. Green paper covered boards measuring 5.5" x 7.5". Contained within are 105 sepia toned photographs affixed to stiff tan paper and 7 loose photos laid in, most pages are captioned. Photos measure 2.5" x 4.5" to 2.5" x 2.5". A slightly cocked spine, toning, and some spotting on the boards else very good. An album of photographs taken at the end of World War I between 1916 and 1917 at Huntsmoor Park located on the outskirts of London. Featured throughout the album are people working, swimming, and playing on the grounds of the estate. There are photographs of carefree women in bathing costumes in the canal, dancing and performing in the water and hanging off the bridge over a tiny waterfall. There are group pictures from a fancy dress ball as well as workers taking care of a swarm of bees and other necessary tasks around the park such as milking the cows. The stately home is pictured from all angles, including the gardens. The final pages of the album show a solider dressed in uniform named Alan posing around the estate with various women from before, presumably visiting while on leave. An interesting look at women taking over the care of a manor while the Great War was in progress.
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