Item #16829 Arkansas Schoolgirl's Handwritten Poems and Memories, 1920s. Memory Album Arkansas Schoolgirl.
Arkansas Schoolgirl's Handwritten Poems and Memories, 1920s
Arkansas Schoolgirl's Handwritten Poems and Memories, 1920s
Arkansas Schoolgirl's Handwritten Poems and Memories, 1920s
Arkansas Schoolgirl's Handwritten Poems and Memories, 1920s
Arkansas Schoolgirl's Handwritten Poems and Memories, 1920s

Arkansas Schoolgirl's Handwritten Poems and Memories, 1920s

Scrapbook Album

Handwritten Memory Album from a girl junior high student in mid-1920s Arkansas. Handwritten inscriptions from 45 classmates and friends. Entries from 1925 to 1927. 16 pages. My Memories of School Days. New York City: C. R. Gibson & Company, 1924. “Roses are red, Violets are blue, Think of me, and I’ll think of you!” Hand-writtten recordings of the school song for West Side Junior High in Little Rock, AK. “Here’s to West Side, Dear of West Side, Your the school we love the best, Wit your colors gaily flying, You have always stood the test, When we leave you, We believe you will always be our greatest pride, And we will show you how much we owe you, Will always boost for you our Dear West Side.” Comes with October 1934 issue of “West Side Junior Life” student newspaper. Pages are filled with poems and lines from classmates over the years. Many of the inscriptions are pithy short poems or lines. “Dear Charlene, I wish you health, I wish you wealth, I wish you gold in store, I wish you heaven after death, What could I wish you more?” “In your mud puddles of affection, Let one tad pole swim for me.” “When you’re in the kitchen frying meat, think of me and my big feet.” “If you’re within and I’m without, I’ll think of you without a doubt.” Some broke with this convention. “I do not know any poem but I pity the person that worries their head off to get one.” Other include more personal notes on their memories together. “Remember our Spanish Class and the study hall before it.” Two newspaper clipping portraits of school friends pasted into book. Two large pencil drawings—one of an infant child playing with a toy, and one of a fashionable young lady going for a walk. Junior Membership card for the The American National Red Cross in Little Rock, AK (issued 9/4/25). Handwritten list of 52 girl classmates. Partial image of school (from newspaper clipping) pasted to inside back cover. West Side Junior High School was founded in 1917 as an educational establishment and a community center. The West Side building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Very good condition.

Item #16829

Price: $185.00