Album forms a record of vacation travel by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Stauffer, 1935-1940. Their travels were occasioned by Mr. Stauffer's position as commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars police post of Detroit, Michigan, and the need to attend V.F.W. meetings around the country. Mrs. Stauffer was president of the V.F.W. auxiliary. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Stern met the Stauffers in Oscoda, Michigan, and both families eventually relocated in Tucson, Arizona.
Register in repository.
Mr. Stauffer died Aug. 1984, and Mr. Stern, as administrator of the estate, sent the album to the Museum.
109 loose pages, bearing 134 black-and-white silver gelatin photoprints, postcards, and a photomechanical reproduction clipped from a publication with a 1939 World's Fair ticket stub. Includes photographs taken in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota with the Mt. Rushmore portraits under construction, Wyoming, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks, etc.; also snapshots of celebrities Bill Robinson and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson at a Los Angeles barbecue.
Clyde W. Stauffer Family Photograph Album, 1935-1940, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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