[V.p., mostly Maryland and North Carolina. 1914-1927]. 401 photographs, varying sizes, on  leaves, plus over two hundred pieces of ephemera, mostly cards, news clippings, correspondence, and clipped signatures. Oblong quarto. Black leatherette album, string tied. Leaves neatly detached, slightly worn at edges. Contents mounted directly to leaves, many photos trimmed to shape, mostly captioned. Still very good. Item #WRCAM54523
An attractive photo album and scrapbook documenting the life of a young Baltimore woman, Hannah "Cary" Bruton, née Purcell, in the 1910s and 1920s. Bruton mounted the preponderance of her photographs in the first half of the album and used the second half for her ephemera. The earliest item is a photograph dated 1914 and the latest are a pair of Girl Scout leaders' registration cards from 1927. The photographs include images of Bruton's family and friends from the Wellbrook region of Baltimore, of her time at Western High School, of Girl Scout events, of outings at Druid Hill and Gwynn's Falls (Baltimore parks), of vacations in Ocean City, Maryland, visits to family in North Carolina, and trips made to the western United States, including Texas and Utah. Among the ephemera are pieces related to Bruton's involvement with the Girl Scouts, clippings reporting her and her family's participation in baseball, hockey and other sports, lover letters from her husband, and several pieces relating to her role in the Maryland Feature Film Corporation. A wide-ranging and well-constructed collection of memories by an early 20th-century Maryland woman.