BOY PHOTOGRAPHER at SUMMER CAMP and TRAVELS 1929-1932 PHOTO ALBUM
This little black string-bound photo album measures 11.25 x 7.25” and, as the first page announces, contains “Pictures Taken and edited by Frederick H. Steadman Jr.” Frederick appears to have been quite a young man who enjoyed taking photos of himself, friends, family, and pets. From 1929 to 1932. The 72 black and white photos include views of the Delaware River, Washington Monument, Mr. Vernon, and other locations around the Capitol, as well as trips to Coral Gables in Florida, St. Augustine Camp, and Camp Nonotuck in Massachusetts. He includes fun photos of his family at the beach and his friends and counselors at Camp Nonotuck. The most amazing photos in this album are of an eclipse of the sun, documented in 4 photos. Photos measure between 1.75 x 1.75” and 4.5 x 2.75” and are held to the pages with corner tabs, annotated with names of locations and people. Overall, the album offers a glimpse into the people, places, and activities that a young man thought most important to photograph.