1912 San Francisco Girl's SCRAPBOOK of "PLAYS I HAVE SEEN" Hand Notes w/ Clippings
PLAYS I HAVE SEEN. A SCRAPBOOK used by CAROLYN CARTWRIGHT of SAN FRANCISCO that gives details, along with clippings, of the PLAYS she went to in 1912, 1913 and 1914. The scrapbook of PLAYS I HAVE SEEN is in a book published by Dodd, Mead & Co. in 1909. The published book was meant to be used as a theatre goers scrapbook, with space for information on Title, Author, Theatre, Date, With whom, Attendance, General Comments, Cast, Portraits and Scenes (space for pasting clippings from newspapers),
etc. Example: Title: Dream City. Theatre: Savoy Theatre. With whom: Uncle Lyman, Aunt Katharine, Mama, Pap, Lucile and I. Attendance: Fair. General Comment: Uncle Lyman fell asleep, but Lucile and I thought it was awfully funny. HARDCOVER BOOK, green cloth covered spine, gilt title to the front cover and spine, 5x8 inches, inner pages meant to be used for writing details and as a scrapbook, 224 pages. Most pages are filled with handwritten information and/or newspaper clippings. MOST of the plays viewed are dated 1912 to 1914 (first 201 pages), with a couple at the end from the 1930s. GOOD condition, the front endpapers have a homemade cardpocket and a handwritten Date Due slip, clearly childish and not real, perhaps made as a warning to a little brother or sister; overall this scrapbook with handwritten notes and clippings is in solid condition, with writing that is always bright and clear. A great look at theatre going in San Francisco in 1912, 1913 and 1914, from a young woman who clearly enjoyed the theatre going experience.