This 11” x 7 1/4” photo album has 26 leaves/48 pages and 65 photographs. It tells the story of a summer trip to UC Berkeley for a summer course in 1921. Four attached newspaper clippings tell us about the summer trip of the Park Heights, Ohio sisters, Mary and Margaret Humphries, who visited Pasadena as well.
A pamphlet at the start of the album is from the University of California Summer Session (June 20 to July, 1921). The pamphlet has to do with walks and excursions in the area.
The earliest photos are most likely from their hometown. Then there are photos of the Southern Pacific Alameda ferry, the tower on the Berkeley campus, Alcatraz, on board a vessel named “Napa Valley,” on a trolley named “Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Gravity,” etc. The sisters are photographed on the beach, in the waves, in gardens, and beside the cross at the peak of Mt. Rubidoux.
The final page in use has a photograph of a woman in an aircraft, a name tag, a tiny flag which reads: “Erin Go Bragh”, and a newspaper article regarding the kids’ circus in Miss Humphrey’s [sic] classroom.
One photo of four women indicates Marie with “me” inked over her blouse. Overall, this album is neat. Many pages only have one photo. Three photographs appear to be missing. A few photos are loose or detached. Photos vary in size, range from 2 1/2” x 3 1/2 to 5 3/4” x 3 1/2”. Photos, newspaper clippings, and objects are held to the page by corner tabs. About half of the album is in use.