Camping.

[New York: n.d., 1929].

With 101 photographs (5 x 7 inches), Typewritten title page, dedication leaf, and 19 pages of text. 1 vols. Small 4to. Red morocco,upper cover titled in gilt and stamped with name of recipient at lower right, Jay O. Hunicke. Some rubbing to spine and extremities Item #316521

An excellent photo album and recitative (“in wretched verse”) of the camping and fishing trip of a party of five to the Wigwam Camp, in Kiosk on Lake Ki-osh-ko-qui at the northern edge of the Algonquin Park. The party canoed up Manitou Lake to a campsite on Cochran’s lake. The photographs are well composed and well printed, and depict the members of the party at play and repose, camp scenes, canoeing, fishing, and lake and stream. The verse is workmanlike but conveys much of the fun and camaraderie.

The dedication leaf lists the names of the party and is signed by author at the bottom. A Canadian National folding map and brochure for Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada (map copyright 1922) is tipped in. The itinerary is marked.
Clarence Campbell Hunicke (1890-1936), graduate in engineering in the NYU class of 1914, and a New York City patent lawyer, known as Herk in the text, had made a similar trip with Gus Windolph and friends in the summer of 1927. This album is inscribed to his younger brother, Jay O. Hunicke (Jr.), a city realtor (according to the verses). A poignant note is struck with the inclusion of a short New York Times obituary, dated 26 December 1929, for August P. Windolph, 61, architect.

A superior vacation album.

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