6”x 8” album from about 1914-1920 with about 235 photos, including about 11 that are detached. Some photos are glued down to the page, while others are only glued by one edge, often revealing identifications on the versos, or a secret photo underneath. There are also several magazine cut-outs attached, mostly of motorcycles. About a handful of photos are missing from the pages.
It appears that the album was put together by a motorcycle loving watch-maker, who traveled to Canada, England and the United States, seeing jewelers along the way. He had the initials B.W.B., and I believe that the last name was Bishop. There are two blind-stamp logos for “B. Bishop, Watch-Maker” on the pages. He spends a lot of time in Pennsylvania, and there are also some photos of the Canadian military during WWI, photos from Ontario, and around ten from England.
Some places mentioned inside include: San Diego, Hamilton, Guelph, Ontario, Brookville, PA, Lake Winola, Cambridge, Abbey ruins, Oxford, etc. Franklin, PA, etc.
Names of people and Jewelers mentioned include H.A. Love, Jeweler, M.J. Bishop (Gunner in Palestine during WWI), Bloom & Vasbinder Jeweler in Du Bois, PA, Eber Johnson, Alma Blackman, Scranton, PA jeweler, Johnston V. Bishop, Hon. E. Johnson, etc.
There are several photos of watch or jewelry makers in a shop, Clarks Summit air show,
motorcycle trips including Du Bois to Franklin, PA, people posing and having fun, etc.
It’s a bit of a mishmash, but a fun mishmash it is.