[Original Photo Album of South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. George R. WESTCOTT, Compiler Photographer.
[Original Photo Album of South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
[Original Photo Album of South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
[Original Photo Album of South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
[Original Photo Album of South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
[Original Photo Album of South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
[Original Photo Album of South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

[Original Photo Album of South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

[ca. 1905-1915]. Small oblong 8vo. 5.75" x 7.5" approx. Commercial string-tied album in beige textures wraps. Fifteen photographs mounted rectos only to ten stiff leaves, with original tissues inter-leaved. Tissues worn. Else remarkably clean and sound. Near fine overall. Near fine. Item #18857

A carefully composed personal photo album from an SDSC alumnus, memorializing the Mechanical Building, North and Central Buildings, the gymnasium, President's residence, and several campus overview, along with his work on a surveying crew and several family portraits. Most intriguing, however, is the clear artistic and authorial intent, with practically every picture credited, most to George or "GRW." A self-portrait, "George - by himself - and --" is followed by two portraits of a woman in a bedroom, identified only as "His-- / also by himself."

Several photographs of a family cat, named as one "'Toots' Westcott," allow us to identify the primary photographer: listed in 1907 South Dakota Agricultural College records as George R. Westcott, B. S., Registrar; Asst. in Wood Shops.

Price: $275.00

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