Item #17793 Photo Album of African American Extended Family Life C. 1930-1960. Family life African American.
Photo Album of African American Extended Family Life C. 1930-1960
Photo Album of African American Extended Family Life C. 1930-1960
Photo Album of African American Extended Family Life C. 1930-1960
Photo Album of African American Extended Family Life C. 1930-1960
Photo Album of African American Extended Family Life C. 1930-1960
Photo Album of African American Extended Family Life C. 1930-1960

Photo Album of African American Extended Family Life C. 1930-1960

Photo Album

Family photo album 26 photographs from 8" x 10" to 2.5" x 3.5" inches. Album measures 10" x 12" inches and photos are mounted and covered on self-adhesive magnetic stick pages common during the time. Album's hard cover is red and black with "ALBUM" in gold gilt. The photographs show scenes of middle-class African American extended family life circa 1930-1960s. The first photo in the album is the striking large portrait of a young girl in a floor length gauzy white dress with a large flower pinned to her chest. Her hands are clasped in her lap where she sits on a piano bench, the distinguished instrument against floral wallpaper behind her. She looks directly at the camera, her expression open. Measures 8" x 10" inches. On the adjoining page, a series of 4 smaller silver gelatin prints show three young children posed outside, a dog raising its facing to theirs, a young couple with a baby, the mother and baby with a younger woman and two women standing outside a house, front porch outline visible behind them. The album begins with silver gelatin prints but turns to colored Polaroid's. As time passes the subjects clothes and home interiors change, new subjects appear and small children grow up. One six-page series shows a baby girl being bathed, standing in her crib, being lifted high above her father's head, in a birthday hat and walking on the front lawn, standing as a small child in white bonnet and puffy white dress with a small white purse hanging from her wrist. Family gatherings are pictured in black and white and later in color with subjects dressed formally for parties and holidays, posing in front of Christmas trees and wedding cakes, celebrating milestones large and small. At the end of the album, a young woman with afro in sixties shirt and pants decorates a Christmas tree, possibly the same woman pictured as a baby now home for the holidays. A charming view inside the life of one extended African American family over several decades.

Item #17793

Price: $385.00