[Various locations in Texas and New Jersey: 1914-1922].  leaves, illustrated with 352 black-and-white or sepia-toned photographs, between 1.75 x 2.5 and 8 x 10 inches, in mounting corners or glued down, almost all annotated in ink with the name of the subject, the date, and sometimes the location. Oblong folio. Contemporary plain brown pebbled cloth photograph album. Minor wear to extremities, light dust-soiling to boards. Numerous empty mounts throughout, but the 350+ remaining photographs are generally well preserved. Very good. Item #3438
A large annotated vernacular photograph album containing over 350 pictures, most of which relate to the Schuler family, who split their time between Texas and New Jersey. The pictures capture family members and numerous friends of all ages and at various activities, such as the celebration of holidays like Easter and Christmas, enjoying the beach in Galveston, posed with their automobiles, raising children, at childrens' party, and fishing at Lake Worth, among other settings.
Identified family members and friends hail from numerous Texas towns, such as Fort Worth, Houston, Dallas, Big Spring, El Paso, and the aforementioned Galveston and Lake Worth. Most of the New Jersey pictures emanate from Trenton. A handful of images also picture people in Pennsylvania. The sheer number of identified subjects from the Schuler and many other families provides ample opportunity for cross-referencing geneaological information for Texas and New Jersey families in the Schuler orbit in the early 20th century.
Several of the more interesting photographs capture the construction of the Universal Tire & Rubber Company in Houston. Some images relate to World War I, including Joseph and Fred Schuler posed in uniform, a shot of "Fred and two of his buddies taken on the transport on his way home 1918," and ten pictures from a parade celebrating the 36th Division in Fort Worth in 1918. A few photographs depict the "Interior view of Our Home Houston Heights 1918."
An interesting family photo album offering a glimpse into the growth of a large family, depicting some individuals growing older over the years encompassed by the album.