Family Photograph Album Featuring Polo in Southern California and Tour of France, 1926-1932
California: Self Published. Photographs by [wife of Ken Fitzpatric]. Soft cover.
Original photograph album. String-tied album, Embossed pictorial cover, lacking rear cover, 9" x 12". Contains images of various sizes (mostly 4.25" x 2.5") mounted to heavy gray stock, many captioned in ink. Full Leather.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #012365
The photographer is the wife of Ken Fitzpatrick, identified only as "self," with children Ted, Muriel and baby Fiona, Doris, Ian and Skippy, and Jackie (young girl).
Some of the photos are laid in [envelop], including one of "our house in Shanghai" and one of Ken Fitzpatrick, "one of the [Riviera Polo] Club's circuit title team." Particularly notable is the woman's fashion and the life-style even after 1929.
The first part of the album contains candid photographs of family members (along with a friend or two) posed in England, Germany and France (plus one in South Africa).
Images on the final pages were mostly taken in Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and in and around Los Angeles. The family had extended stays at Bournemouth and Osborne Grange in the U.K.
They started "touring France" in 1926, viewing the World War I battlefields, Cannes, Avignon, La Rochelle, and Ambois.
There is a candid shot of "Marechal Foch" in 1927 at Le Cateau, wearing his uniform and being photographed outdoors along with several of his staff. [Marshal Frederic Foch, one of the main negotiators of the WWI armistice, he died in 1929.]
Another photograph shows the "opening of the Arden Factory at Neuilly, 1927", and depicts merrymakers formally dressed and wearing paper hats, seated at a long table. In Germany in 1929, family members are shown "on the Wannsee", near the Linderhof palace.