Edith and Horace Hager Album
A scrapbook kept by white husband and wife Horace and Edith Hager on a road trip across the United States and briefly Canada in the mobile home trailer in 1948. The couple departed their New Jersey home pulling their new trailer they named "Ched." Edith or "Ede" and Horace or "Chap" along with their dog Candy are shown posing around the trailer in May 1948 before their departure. Photographs on their trip depict sites, people, animals, scenery, and other aspects of their trip. Included are photos of: bison ("buffalo") grazing east of Grand Island, Nebraska; Lookout Mountain and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado; New Mexico; Horse Head on Blue Mountain and ranch hands in Monticello, Utah; Yellowstone National Park; and others. After Yellowstone the couple began their trip back to the east visiting Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Ontario, and New York. The final page of the album includes the notes "March – 1948 Yellowstone (indecipherable) / Omaha Neb. / Sept 30th 1948 / June".
The scrapbook includes 94 black and white gelatin silver photographs and 52 pictorial postcards. The album also includes admission tickets, fishing licenses, tax receipt, golf scorecards, a hospital chart and receipt, advertising cards for restaurants and mobile home parks, and other ephemera.
Description largely provided by seller.
- Hager, Edith (Creator, Person)
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0.15 Cubic Feet (1 folder containing 1 volume) : Albums
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- Edith and Horace Hager Album
- Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
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Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States