The album was compiled by one Don Cranmer of Birmingham, Alabama, documenting his involvement with the association from its early days and featuring photos of the shows he attended. Oblong (19.5” x 13”) photo album/scrapbook, faux leather covers a bit dusty, ring bound with metal fasteners. Overall VG or better.
32 leaves (6 blank) with photos and ephemera pasted to both rectos and versos (a few loose). A number of pages and photos annotated in legible print. 106 photographs total (26 in color, 80 black and white) of various sizes (3.5” x 3.5”, 5” x 4”, 8” x 10” and some larger). Photos include images from selected gun shows, display tables and booths (some with Confederate memorabilia and flags visible), attendees at shows and banquets, and many nicely-realized shots of specific guns. Ephemera includes two 11” x 14” heavy card-stock posters for the Confederate States Centennial Arms Show (1961 & 1965), approximately 30 of Cramner’s membership cards (for the Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee Gun Collectors Association), flyer for a 1963 Muzzle Loading Shoot, flyers for other gun and knife shows, four of Cranmer’s hunting club membership cards and his 1976 hunting license from Nebraska, banquet programs, envelopes and newspaper clippings, display cards, and a Rebel Muzzle Loaders target.
A revealing album documenting Southern gun culture over four decades in the twentieth century. Item #822