7" x 11 1/2" in flexible black-pebbled leather covers with title (Photographs) in gilt and tied at spine with black cord. A collection of 104 black and white photos, ranging in size from 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" to 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" with most photos being either 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" or 4 1/4" x 3 3/4." Almost all photographs are pasted completely onto album sheets; however, several are pasted only at corners and offer identifying captions. Remainder of album offers no identifying information though there may be some writing on the backs of the photos. This album belonged to Agnes I. Driscoll, a New York teacher and later the president of The Association of Home Making Teachers. The photos depicts the a visit by Driscoll and her two friends (May Cushing and Adelaide) to the far west of Rocky Mountain National Park, outside of Grand Lake. It is likely that the women stayed at a ranch, possibly Bunte's Ranch as two of the captions identify ranch owner Chester Bunte, a pioneer to the area. Several of the images appear to depict the women with their horses. There are also several images of the women spending time with Howard Beehler, the first ranger on the West Side of Rocky Mountain National Park, at the remote Pole Creek Ranger station. The focus of the album is on the women enjoying boating on the lake, hiking, camping, skiing, horseback riding, horsing around (including an image of Agnes pretending to fire a six shooter at her friends), hanging out in cabins, etc. Images are generally clean and bright with one leaf torn (half of leaf missing), as well as a couple of photos torn or damaged. Covers are rubbed and chipped at edges. Very good.
Inventory Number: 45843