MOUNT AIRY LODGE POCONOS PA HONEYMOON PHOTO ALBUM 1960
While this is properly a photo album (13 3/16” w X 10” h), with the above words embossed in gold on a dark red cover, nothing has actually been affixed to any of its 12 pages (4 white, 8 black); it has been used instead as a portfolio for the following ephemera:
Certificate of Membership to Mount Airy Lodge, awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Reston, for spending their honeymoon at the lodge; signed by management on 15th May 1960
Printed dinner menu for the lodge, dated April 9, 1960
A packet of newspaper clippings, clipped together, detailing the 14th May wedding of Ms. Karen Amelung to Mr. Peter Redston. She is an X-Ray technician in Montclair and he is with General Motors in Newark. Seven clippings, four are the same.
3 different brochures of the Honeymoon Village at Mount Airy Lodge, 2 the same.
A double-length (11”) post-card, filled but not sent, from the bride to her medical colleagues, describing the honeymoon and adding “I don’t miss you all at all!”
Kodak photography-printing envelope, containing 11 negatives and one b&w passport-sized photo
Accordion-style foldout gas-station (Esso) map of Pennsylvania, with individual smaller city maps on the reverse, and distance chart, dated 1959
Additional photography-development envelope, from a small studio in Montclair, N.J.; this contains 11 negatives in their own small envelope; 8 small b&w photos, 2 larger b&w photos, and four standard postcards of the Mount Airy Lodge
2 small b&w photos, loose; one has an extensive note on the reverse, dated 1955, to Dearest Pete, from earlier in their courtship
3 large (8 1/2” w X 6 5/8” h) souvenir photographs, each housed in a Mount Airy Lodge folding card, behind a paper frame: a dinner scene and a beach scene, both of the happy couple; and a picnic scene with same plus three additional couples
One giant post card (9” x 6”) of a view over the entire honeymoon village
A small folded paper-wallet photo-packet, titled Pic-Tur-Pak, containing seventeen 3 1/2”-square white-bordered color photos (and an eighteenth tucked into the cover of the packet), dated April 29th and 30th, of a birthday party for the bride-to-be.