Item #16737 St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929. Handwritten Album 19 cent Women Education.
St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929
St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929
St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929
St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929
St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929
St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929
St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929
St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929
St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929
St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929

St. Louis, Missouri Handwritten Album with 35 Photos and Hand-colored Illustrations of Teenage Girl's as she Starts University, 1924-1929

Scrapbook Album

[Album] [Women Education] Very large book filled with handwritten memories, 35 photos, 18 large illustrations, and mementos from a girl student in St. Louis, Missouri as she graduates elementary school in 1925, proceeds through high school, and begins studies at the University of Missouri. 77 handwritten inscriptions and autographs from friends, classmates, and teachers. Entries dated 1924-1929. “School Friendship Book.” Designed and illustrated by Clara Powers Wilson. Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [copyright 1910]. Original paper boards. 9 x 6 in. Embossed cover with image of a formal entranceway. 190 pages. Book includes space to enter information on their Class (including motto, colors, and flowers), Classmates, Faculty, Favorite Studies, Societies, “Stunts & Jokes,” “Proms-Dances-Hops,” Sports, Holidays, Reunions, Kodak Snap-Shots, and Commencement. Female student records her commencement from Cote Brilliante School, her activities at Central High School, and few mementos from the start of her college education.

77 handwritten notes and poems addressed to Ms. Domini. “I wish you health; I wish you wealth, I wish a golden star; I wish you heaven after death; What could I wish you more?” Many of the entries have a comical element. One signs off as Krazy Kat, a popular very early comic strip cartoon. “Your head reminds me of a big block of wood.” Others have advice on dealing with young suitors: “Do a girls dirty, Do it with grace, When a fellow trys [sic] to kiss you, Slap him in the face. Your classmate, Irish”. “Dearest Marie, If you ever get married, And you hubby gets cross, Pick up a rolling pin, And tell him whose boss. Your friend, Mounted Police.” Additional 11 page book of Autographs dated 4/9/24 from when Domini was in 8th grade at Cote Brilliance. Includes 35 photos of fellow classmates; most have handwritten captions identifying the subject, but one has the caption underneath: “Puzzle: Who are the girls?” Final pages of the book include 18 large drawings and illustrations, nine of which are hand colored full-length drawings of fashionable young women with short bobbed haircuts and wearing short, knee-length dresses with captions such as “O-o-oo That ‘innocent’ look” and “Have you seen the Dancer of Paris?” Some are signed as works by members of the Art Appreciation club, while one drawing of a forlorn-looking young lady includes the caption: “Drawn by Helen Hudson in a study hall. This is all she had to do.”

Includes an autograph letter on studying and living on campus at University of Missouri, Columbia written to “Shorty” (a school friend identified by photos in the album) dated Jan. 31, 1929. “Dearest Shorty—…We sure have missed you but I hope you have having as good a time as I am. I am about run down (not bragging) from business to do & scandal to tell you…Your name was called on the Varsity Hockey team and congrats to you…We are having a hike (5 mi.) Sat. morning & I am one of the new hike leaders…Don’t mind if I write in a hurry as I have another letter to write and gobs of studying. I didn’t make my grades at all & am paralyzed so far as activities is concerned…Basketball tournament starts next week, & must be at practice. I passed my Jr. English Exam & I am rid of that obstacel now. I may get thru this Univ. I don’t know. I hope you get to go to school & even if you don’t, you can have heaps of fun. We will have a keen game Sat. rite here with Okla. & I wish u could see it…Of course I’m in a hurry as I didn’t get home till 12:15 last nite & been so busy today. All of Read is getting along keen & so many changes of rooms. Write to me. Lovingly, Sis.”

Album includes many pages of memorabilia and ephemera related to athletics and school life, including the Girls Athletic Association. “Every girl in the school is a member of the Girl’ Athletic Association, the primary purpose of which is to promote health. The organization stimulates interest in healthful outdoor and indoor activities which lasts not only as long as the girls are in school, but in after life as well….each girl chooses at least one outdoor athletic activity each term…tennis, hiking, golf, hockey and swimming. All the girls play baseball.” Over 20 pasted clippings and loose cutouts of members of the basketball and football teams. Loose red felt banner “Cardinals Nat’l League Champs 1926”. 7 tickets to football and baseball games, and area Kennel Clubs. 33 additional press clippings and cutouts about general school topics in “Clippings and Press Notices” section. 25 clippings of jokes and funny stories pasted in Stunts & Jokes area, in addition to handwritten entries. “Love me little, Love me long, Don’t flirt be—Cause it’s wrong.”

First page shows photo of Cote Brilliante School, and another building labeled Central High “My Alma Mater”. Includes certificate of qualification for admittance to high school, 6 high school report Cards, and 1 Report Card from the1928-9 school year at College of Arts & Science at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Handwritten notes detailing Commencement exercises from Cote Brilliante School on January 22, 1925. 8 programs and invitations for other school events. 6 birthday, Christmas, and holiday cards. 3 programs for school productions. 1 blue and white ribbon. Ribbon and card for City Art Museum in St. Louis pasted in to book. 4 pasted cutouts of teachers. Owner’s plate printed inside from cover. This book belongs to “Marie J. Domini, 4569 Sh Ferdinand Ave., St. Louis, Missouri // Graduated from Cote Brilliante School, Jan. 22, 1925.” Cover is worn, hinges loose. Very good condition.

Item #16737

Price: $450.00