1920s oblong 12” x 7.5” stringbound photo album, with brown snakeskin patterned covers and “Photographs” embossed on front cover. 62 black paper leaves, with 451 pasted photographs, with mostly every page with captions in white. Photos are from 1924-1929 and range from 2.25” x 3.25” to 3.5” x 5.5”.
A wonderfully detailed album following a young man Robert (Bob) Nicholas from Eau Claire, WI to the University of Colorado. The album begins with images of friends, family, and places in Eau Claire, including photos of bathing and fishing on Red Cedar Lake, Five Mile Dam, Rice Lake, and the Eau Claire River, images of teachers and their wives, the Water Street Bridge, construction of the Eau Claire High School, a production of “A Hairsplitting Tragedy of Lady Macbeth” at the high school, and winter scenes of ice skating and skiing. The Colorado section begins about halfway through, with wonderful views of the campus (particularly in winter) of the University of Colorado Boulder, the city of Boulder and its surroundings, Red Rocks, Garden of the Gods, Nederland Dam, a big fire at Nederland, St. Mary’s Glacier, Mt. Flagstaff, the grave of Helen Hunt Jackson, and numerous natural landmarks. Item #339