My Girlhood Memories: Scrapbook 1920's to 1930's: Washington Irving High School; Hunter College; Sororities; Parties. [Cornwall, New York]: Reilly and Lee, .
Original blue cloth covering with gilt lettering to spine and cover with lovely blind stamped embellishment. 1920 Reilly and Lee commercially printed, cloth bound scrapbook. Charming memory book from a Cornwall, New York girl, chronicling her early childhood and family photos, grammar school and high school (Washington Irving High School graduating class of 1928), and life as a coed at Hunter College. Throughout the book are photos fastened on page with scrapbook corners. Approximately 51 black and white prints ranging from baby pictures to girls in caps and gowns. Much of the scrapbook focuses on her time at Hunter College. Memorabilia including the commencement service program, parties, outings, entertainment, class plays, clubs, fraternities/sororities, personal letters and correspondence and newspaper clippings. Also included is the subjects telegram informing her she has been awarded her Master's Degree in English from Columbia University. The flyleaf is marked as This Record Kept by Alice Georgia Bantecas, believed to be the same Alice Bantecas mentioned in Reynold Levy's book, They Told Me Not to Take that Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the Transformation of Lincoln Center. The Reilly & Lee Co. published these beautifully illustrated memory books which became popular gifts. Very Good.