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[Photo Album]: University of Michigan Sorority Girls
1915. Oblong quarto. Black cloth over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover, measuring 11" X 8". A collection of 381 sepia toned and black and white photographs affixed to stiff black paper, with a few loose photos laid in, some captioned. Various sizes including 2.5" x 3.5", 1.75" x 2.5"3" x 5.5", 4.5" x 3.75", and others. Very good minus with worn edges, slight curling, and spotting. An early page of the album sports a handwritten caption dated 1915 with the Greek letters for the sorority, Phi Delta Chi, placing these collegiate photos of posing girls, and one of graduation, on the University of Michigan campus. The photos show women cavorting around the college playing ukuleles, climbing down fire escapes, and mocking statues. There are also images of women participating in a javelin throw, numerous fancy dress events including what appears to be a mock wedding with a girl dressed as a priest and one of a French Royal Court accompanied by their male dates bedecked in powdered wigs. The album continues through trips to Niagara Falls, Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, and Rockaway Beach, New York (including an action shot of a cartwheel). One picture from 1917 shows a long line of drafted men marching down he middle of the street of an unidentified town. Most of the book takes places between 1915-1930 with a few pages at the end showing the now elderly sorority girl in the 1950s.
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