Saturday, January 19, 2008

Vintage PA Albright College Yearbook THE SPECULUM 1917!

Vintage PA Albright College Yearbook THE SPECULUM 1917! - eBay (item 310016173028 end time Jan-26-08 17:14:03 PST)

The Speculum 1917 was published by the Junior Class of Albright College in Pennsylvania.

Fascinating old photos reflect the styles and times back then. For these students, topics of interest included suffragettes (American women didn't get the right to vote until 1920) and prohibition (which became law in 1920).

While it looks like a small college, it had fraternities, leagues, clubs, literary societies and teams. The book shows their dormitories, science building, chemical lab, studio, gymnasium and playing field. There are class histories along with photos of the members. Jokes and quotes from the students fill some pages near the end.

The signature on the front flyleaf written in ink with a nib pen says, "Carl H.E. Hoffman, Albright College, 1918." The frontispiece and title page each have a tear, there's some foxing on a few pages, and the top corner of all pages is crimped.

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