Oct 17, 2019 - Sale 2520

Sale 2520 - Lot 375

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
Personal album compiled and photographed by Mildred Bailey, comprising 225 photographs of herself and fellow Atlantic Greyhound Company employees at the Charleston, West Virginia station.
A remarkable collection of uncontrived "workplace studies" including intimate portraits of coworkers, executives, dispatchers, and drivers. The cheerful nature of the album highlights Bailey's close friendships with her colleagues and emphasizes the positive work environment experienced at this particular Greyhound station. With numerous shots of staff goofing off on the lot and happily posing together, sporting natural smiles and holding back fits of laugher. This particular depot likely serviced locations throughout Midwest and East, including Cincinnati and Detroit (which can be seen in the destination windows of a few coaches). Silver prints, the majority of the images measuring 4 1/2x2 3/4 inches (11.4x7 cm.), some slightly smaller and larger, cornered recto/verso to gray pages, most with identifying captions, in ink, beneath, and with Bailey's name, address, phone number, and the date, in ink, on the inside front cover. Oblong 4to, brown ostrich leatherette with the compiler's gilt-lettered name on the front cover; ties. 1944

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