TWO WOMEN TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM DIARY 1953 TRIP TO CHICAGO
TWO WOMEN TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM DIARY 1953 TRIP TO CHICAGO
TWO WOMEN TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM DIARY 1953 TRIP TO CHICAGO
TWO WOMEN TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM DIARY 1953 TRIP TO CHICAGO
TWO WOMEN TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM DIARY 1953 TRIP TO CHICAGO
TWO WOMEN TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM DIARY 1953 TRIP TO CHICAGO
TWO WOMEN TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM DIARY 1953 TRIP TO CHICAGO

TWO WOMEN TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM DIARY 1953 TRIP TO CHICAGO

Item #415

8.5 x 11.5” green hardcover scrapbook bound by string. The word “Scrapbook” is embossed onto the cover with a frame design, and there is a label that reads “Trip to Chicago Sept 1953 with Betty Jo.” The first two pages of the album recount, in a charming writing style, a trip to Chicago undertaken by Peggy Ann Mishmash and Betty Jo Bowers. The two stayed at the Conrad Hilton Hotel and visited Michigan Ave, the Planetarium, and other locations around Chicago before returning to Kansas City. Following the typed story are 35 black and white snapshots measuring between 3.5 x 3.5” and 3.5 x 5.25” and held to the page with corner tabs. Much like the “Chicago Story'', the captions for the images are written in an amusing and playful style. Photographs feature locations such as the Chicago skyline, the Chicago River, and locations such as the Palmolive Building and the Lindbergh Beacon, and the Water Tower, and Betty. There are also a couple of pictures of Peggy’s family. While the main object in some of the photographs can be hard to make out, Peggy’s clever captions make it clear what the viewer should be looking at, all while poking fun at her amateur photography. There is a page of ephemera, including an empty Marshall Field & Company sugar packet, two bus tickets, and a photo postcard of the Tribune Tower. There is a loose article about Michigan Ave, and a receipt for Peggy and Betty’s stay at the Conrad Hilton.

Price: $295.00

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