NP: np, [1915-20]. A "Badger Line" loose leaf album. Ribbed cloth covers, black stiff paper pages, bound with cord. Oblong 12mo.; measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. The 134 photographs, most tucked into small mounting tabs, are of varying sizes and include captions below, written in white ink. Some of the photos are identified on verso, in pencil. A few images are missing from the mounts, a few are laid in loose, two of a man have been trimmed just to outline his image. Item #55457
The unnamed owner of the album took pictures of Great Falls, President Wilson's inaugural parade, the Potomac River, various domestic scenes in the Washington, DC area, and automobile travel to visit relatives in Colorado (with stops in Kansas and Oklahoma), and upstate New York. Many photos include pictures of young men in uniform, at Quantico, Virginia and elsewhere.
The eight photos of President Wilson's inaugural parade measure 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. They include views of Vice President Thomas Riley Marshall, the Marine Band, the Grand Stand at the Treasury Building, the President's car, and Wilson himself waving from the vehicle.
Other images include Adm. Dewey's funeral procession, the Washington Monument at cherry blossom time, and General Pershing, in uniform, on a horse [during a parade?], in 1920.
Some hints are given as to the owner of this album, but nothing certain has been discovered. A visual record of early Washington, with both social and historical content.