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Student's Photo Album with 142 b&w photos of the University of Michigan for the academic year 1940.

Ann Arbor 1939-1940 142 b&w photos, majority are 3.5 x 5.25 including 1 student photo 1.5 x 1 and three 5 x 7 (taken by R.L. Gach, Ann Arbor), 13 x 12, patterned black boards with gilt lettering and decoration, bound with black cord, unpag (35 of 102 pages have photos). Light wear to covers, occasional light soiling to photos, light soiling/fading to pages else very good. This unknown student has labeled his album "College Daze at U of M" on the first page along with a printed poem "I Want to Go Back to Michigan." Contents are labeled "Campus Scenes I. Sorority and Fraternity Row. II. The 'Ole' Buggy (his car). III. Ye 'Ole' Manse Strech's. IV. Small Town Diversion 'The Mercury.' V. 'Hangouts' (includes Witham's Drug Store). VI. Freinds (sic) (none are named). VII. Summer 1940 (lovely young ladies at a lake)." After the summer of 1940, no more titles but plenty of photos of well known campus buildings, i.e., Angell Hall, the Law School, Bentley Historical Library, William L. Clements Library, the president's residence, Natural Science Building, Michigan Stadium. There are almost two dozen photos showing a football game at Michigan Stadium, Michigan leading MSC 21-1. The three photos (light soiling and creasing) taken by photog R.L. Gach (all different views) show this student and his friends seated at tables with their girl friends at a dinner dance. These photos and student photo are the only ones that are loose, the rest are attached to pages. A wonderful collection of a carefree time before the U.S. entered WWII.

Book Id: 98-8494

Price: $195.00

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