Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
Live Auction

August 26, 2023: Summer Americana - Day Three

Sat, Aug 26, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 2086


Estimate: $300 - $500
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MINNIE BABCOCK, NEW YORK CITY HISTORICAL SCRAP BOOK, assembled by Minnie Babcock of 636 Fifth Ave., New York City between 1876 and 1884 relating to her travels south, along with dances, parties, and other events in and around New York City, most with inscribed comments/descriptions. Contents include a half-plate tintype of two ladies on horseback on a street in Yonkers, NY showing buildings; other tintypes of people; 16 albumen photos of her "Trip South" including scenes of Thomasville, GA, New Orleans, LA, and St. Augustine, FL; other albumen photos; party favors including Dresden figures and flags; programs including Central Railroad of NJ, Harvard Boat Club, Columbia College Boat Club, Princeton Athletic Association, etc.; broadsides; a watercolor of a yacht signed EMB; Riverdale Fair, Sept. 1876 ribbon; die cuts, trade cards, and greeting cards; plus much more. Family names include Bininger, Dodge, Henry, Lewis, Morgan, Pyne, Roosevelt, Wildes, etc. 1876-1884. 12 1/2" x 10".


Most of contents in good to very good condition, the middle five pages have areas of loss at the bottom affecting some content, most pages have minor to moderate chipping to edges, spine is detached.

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Descended from a Long Island, NY family.