Springfield, MA. 1920-1940s.
Scrapbook, 12 x 9 x 2 inches, black textured cloth cover. News clippings beginning in the early 1920s tell the story of a Springfield, Massachusetts woman who, upon the death of her husband in 1917, took over management of his business becoming, according to a 1928 clipping, "the executive head of a flourishing business [and] the only woman member of the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers." Various newspaper clipping comprise the early portion of the scrap book, but in 1948 the 34th Annual Convention of the National Association of Printing Ink Makers, held in San Francisco, saw the scrap book bulge with souvenir memorabilia collected in the course of cross-country travel and a tour of California in connect with attendance at the Convention. (A "ladies' program" for the Convention is one of the saved items.) A short list of brochures and booklets follows: 1) The Chapter in Your Life Entitled San Francisco; 2) "I Really Saw San Francisco by Gray Line" booklet; 3) El Encanto (Santa Barbara) hotel brochure; 4) California Parlor Car Tours brochure; 5) Santa Fe "Along Your Way" booklet; 6) The Santa Barbara Biltmore: booklet and brochure (with map); 7) Brookdale Lodge menu; 8) Souvenir Post Card Book (San Francisco); 9) Desert Hot Springs Brochure; 10) "California" Union Pacific Railroad booklet; 11) Zion, Bryce Canyon etc. Union Pacific Railroad booklet; 13) many more ephemeral items associated with California travel a consequence of the convention. Most items are taped to album pages, but could readily be removed. Overall good clean condition. Item #53596