Item #11422 Photograph Album Compiled by Yellowstone "Savage" Shirley Hoff, Documenting Her Summer Working in Yellowstone National Park
Photograph Album Compiled by Yellowstone "Savage" Shirley Hoff, Documenting Her Summer Working in Yellowstone National Park
Photograph Album Compiled by Yellowstone "Savage" Shirley Hoff, Documenting Her Summer Working in Yellowstone National Park
Photograph Album Compiled by Yellowstone "Savage" Shirley Hoff, Documenting Her Summer Working in Yellowstone National Park
Photograph Album Compiled by Yellowstone "Savage" Shirley Hoff, Documenting Her Summer Working in Yellowstone National Park
Photograph Album Compiled by Yellowstone "Savage" Shirley Hoff, Documenting Her Summer Working in Yellowstone National Park
Photograph Album Compiled by Yellowstone "Savage" Shirley Hoff, Documenting Her Summer Working in Yellowstone National Park
Photograph Album Compiled by Yellowstone "Savage" Shirley Hoff, Documenting Her Summer Working in Yellowstone National Park

Photograph Album Compiled by Yellowstone "Savage" Shirley Hoff, Documenting Her Summer Working in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park: 1947. String tied photo album binding of brown vinyl over boards with illustrated front cover titled "Yellowstone Park Photographs," 15 x 11", containing 22 black paper leaves with 180 photographs and a few ephemeral items, the vast majority corner mounted, with a few photos loose. Most of the images are accompanied by captions in white ink on album leaves. A photo album compiled by Shirley M. Hoff, a 21 year old woman from Minneapolis, documenting her summer of 1947 experience as a "Savage," a self applied nickname used by seasonal service workers in Yellowstone National Park. According to the National Park Service, "savage" was "the term given by the employees to themselves and was used as a way of denoting a special experience for several generations of Park workers." Hoff worked at the historic Old Faithful Inn, and the majority of the album depicts her and a young, energetic group of men and women co-workers posing around the inn, and sightseeing at various points in and around Yellowstone. The album also includes a series of images of "Savage Day", a celebration that continues today as "Christmas in August." According to an article in the summer, 2001 issue of Yellowstone Science, the first documented public celebration of Savage was the one shown here in 1947, including a trio of enlarged laid in prints depicting a large group, nearly all young women, in costume and by all appearances intoxicated, in what appears to be a common room of the Park's Lake Hotel. Overall in excellent condition with about five album prints perished from mounts. Item #11422

Price: $750.00

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