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Seven issues of "The Beacon," which was published by the students of Western High School in Detroit, 1916-1919, includes letters from alumni serving in France and Russia during WWI. November 1916, Volume VII, no. 3; June 1917, Volume IX, no. 2; April 1918

Western High School: Detroit 1916-1919 Illustr, 10.5 x 7, pict stapled wraps, 48, 56, 56, 62, 60, unpag, 51 pp. Covers are soiled, creased, light staining and spotting, small tears, pencil scribble on a couple; contents have small tears, scattered light spotting and soiling, rusty staples, couple of centerfolds detached (but present), creasing, pencil scribbles else good. Contains the usual categories: poetry, stories, jokes, editorial commentary, sports, clubs, lists where graduates got jobs (Cadillac, Hudson, Ford) or went to college (U of M, Mich Agric College), etc. Ads for local businesses: Detroit Creamery, Sanders, Fyfe's, Macauley's Bookstore, Newcomb-Endicott, Wright, Kay and Co. Of particular interest are the lengthy letters written to "The Beacon" from soldiers serving in France and Archangel, Russia. Details their experiences on arriving, their interactions with residents, descriptions of their surroundings, and battle scenes. Sold as a lot.


Book Id: 98-1289

Price: $50.00

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