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Scrapbook belonging to Claribell "Dolly" Bruneau who worked as a private secretary at Albert Kahn Inc. in 1929. Album contains, among other items, newspaper clippings detailing Albert Kahn and his brother Moritz's involvement with helping the Russian gov

Detroit 1925-1930 15 x 12, tan cloth with blindstamping and gilt embossing, die cut angel added to front cover, unpag (18 pages of which 10 have items attached). Covers soiled, worn, spotted, pages toned, torn, chipped, soiled, loose, removal marks, some items loose, lacks pages and text block detached. "Kahn Firm Send Its Ablest," "Detroit Engineers and Architects Ready for Russia," "Kahn Russian Contract Ends," "Detroit Worker in Russia Tells of a Life of Woes" are the items relating to Kahn Inc. in Russia. Leaving NY on March 29, 1929, Moritz Kahn left with a group of 25 employees and their wives, staff to remain for one year. The Soviet government planned to spend $1,900,000 in a five-year revitalization plan. Kahnís association with the Soviets didnít last one year. The Americans were being paid with US dollars but due to a gold shortage the Soviets wanted to pay them in rubles which were worthless. The article written on the Detroit workerís tales of woe is very detailed about the problems he experienced with Russian workers, lack of food, etc. Thereís also an obituary for a Kahn architect who died in Russia. Attached is a page with a printed linen shipping label "Albert Kahn Care S.C.N.E. State Trust Metallostory Ilinka, Bogoiavlensky Per. Moscow, USSR." Other Kahn-related newspaper clippings deal with him receiving an award for the Fisher Building from the New York Architects League, collaborating with Prof. Giza Maroti on the William E. Livingstone lighthouse on Belle Isle, receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Michigan. Remainder of the clippings are wedding announcements (including "Dolly"), obit for another Kahn architect, a welcome parade for Amos ní Andy, appearance by Morris Gest. Miscellaneous items include pasted down cancelled stamps, florist message cards, Bob-Lo ID tag, invitations and holiday greetings, two envelopes addressed to Dolly, one from a friend on the Cunard liner SS Berengeria and posted in NYC and the other addressed to her at Albert Kahn, Inc. in the Marquette Building. Sold as is.

Book Id: 99-1658

Price: $45.00

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