Scrapbook and Photo Album of an African-American Woman in New Jersey. Green papercovered boards ruled in gilt with adhesive leaves and clear plastic overleaves. Edgewear and tear on the boards, about very good.
Contains 270 photographs both black and white gelatin silver, chromogenic snapshots, and Polaroids. Photos are mostly very good with some fading. A combination scrapbook and photo album of Camilla Young, an African-American woman dating from her birth in (possibly Woodbridge or New Brunswick) New Jersey in 1946, up until the very early 1980s. The first leaves of the album contain disbound pages from a commercial baby book illustrated by Tony Sarg, carefully filled in by Young's mother and with the appropriate photos for each baby-themed page. After her infant years the album remains roughly chronological with images of her childhood and elementary class photos, early 1960s high school shots (including as Prom Queen), followed later by a stylishly Afro-coifed Black Power look, and still later in various disco styles.Young seemed always to maintain a fashionable appearance, and was one of the organizers of the Miss Black America Pageant of New Jersey (a certificate and other information is contained within). An article by Young in 1979, reprinted from The News Tribune of Woodbridge, entitled "Imagination Key to Looking Good" is tipped-in to the album and reveals that she coordinated the state Miss Black America Pageant and had judged other pageants, and was also a professional writer ("and gloriously successful at it"), a fashion commentator, consultant, and model.
A considerable selection of images of 35 years of a young woman's life with an emphasis on fashion in the 1960s and 70s. Today we offer a wide ranging inventory, from Modern First Editions to General Used Books to Rare Archival Collections. We are active members of. Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA).
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The item "Camilia YOUNG / Scrapbook and Photo Album of an African-American Woman in New" is in sale since Tuesday, September 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "betweenthecoversrarebooks" and is located in Gloucester City, New Jersey.
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