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Family Photo Album of the O'Hara family of St. Joseph, Michigan, 1898-1900.

11 x 14" 76 photos and cabinet card 3 x 7", 5 x 4.5 to 4.25 x 5.25, plus loose images (one tintype, 12 larger cabinet cards, large photo of a baby, 2 D.C.H.S. class photos -- all varying sizes), album has 32 pages, last (defective) few pages have contemporary newspaper clippings attached, ink inscription on first page "Kodak pictures taken by Florence O’Hara." Front cover of album is detached and defective, lacks rear cover, pages are soiled, chipped, creased, small tears, a blank page, a few areas where there are no longer any photos, a few of the photos have small tears, some of the images are light with occasional spotting and light creasing. Most of these nice casual/informal photos have notes on reverse, scenes shown are mainly outdoor in different seasons, there’s a woman pushing a lawnmower, adults and children with their bicycles, Memorial and Labor Day parades, vacation photos from Lake Michigan and Saginaw, a visit with the grandparents’ farm in Manitowoc, Wisc., the G&M steamer "City of Chicago" and a particularly nice one labeled "Maud Parrish servant in kitchen Aug. 3, 1898" and shows her pouring liquid from a teakettle into a coffee (?) urn. This grouping also includes about 20 or so later photographs from mainly the 1930s and ‘40s and are mainly formal portraits and crumbling newspaper clippings from the 1940s from a defective scrap album. These clippings relate to Chester Palmer O’Hara who was appointed special prosecutor for a grand jury looking into allegations of graft that involved former Detroit mayor Richard W. Reading, several gamblers and Detroit police officers. He was successful and they were found guilty of conspiracy to obstruct justice through a bribe system for protection of the 10,000.00 a year numbers and policy racket. A total of 90 older photographs plus the later photographs and ephemera. Sold as a lot. Sold as is.


Book Id: 98-4379

Price: $300.00

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