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Scrapbook entitled "School-Girl Days a Memory Book" filled out by a member of the senior class of 1925 of Detroit's Western High School. In addition to the usual notes and memorabilia there are theatre programs from well known Detroit theaters and enterta

Reilly & Lee: Chicago 1910, contents Designed and illustrated by Clara Powers Wilson, 9.5x6, limp brown suede, gilt lettering, floral design on front cover, top edge gilt, 189pp. Heavily dust soiled, creasing, edge tears, sticky substance on some of the upper margins and most likely from the remnants of caramel candy that was part of the attached ephemera, some pages have been stuck together and roughly opened, some items have been trimmed to fit, majority of contents are glued in with a few loose pieces, overall good condition. The table of contents lists several categories i.e., My Classmates, Proms-Dances-Hops, Sports & Athletics, Rushes and Mass Meetings, Kodak Snap-Shots, filled in except for a dozen or so pages. Personal notes, report cards, invitations for parties, i.e., theater, Halloween, Valentine's Day with ephemera, above-mentioned theater programs (Thurston program comes with ticket stub and a Thurston throw-out card not glued in), school newspaper clippings, trip to New Orleans with souvenirs including a booklet "Historic Holmes," a history of New Orleans' famous department store, photos of her from babyhood up to graduation, original photos of family, her dogs and friends and much more. Filled to bursting, scrapbook is 3.5" thick. A contemporary typewritten note found inside provides this information: "During the 1920s 'Memory Books' were very popular with high school girls. These books were carried to every classroom, every day. They went home at night, carried on top of schoolbooks, and returned to school the following morning. The aim was to have them filled with just about anything so long as the books bulged out and things dangled from their tops. The fuller, the better." A unique item.

Book Id: 99-0526

Price: $850.00

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