[Cortland, NY]: . Oblong 32mo. album. Green pebbled cloth covered boards. Metal post binding. Marbled interior pastedowns.
57 paper leaves with signatures and 52 small black and white portait photographs (measuring approximately
1.5" x 1.25" each) recto mounted. Contents well preserved, very good-plus overall. Very good. Item #15965
A small photograph album of classmate portraits from the 14th and 15th annual sessions of the Cortland Summer School, a specialized, two-month term of the Cortland Normal School, intended to aid student's in securing New York state teacher's certificates. 3 images capture male administators and teachers. The remaining 49 are artful, diminutive portraits of young women, quintessential of the American style of the period, in the years just prior to WWI.
A lovely photographic record of early 20th Century women's education.