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This simple black paper photograph album, currently on display, contains some seventy black and white snapshots detailing a Girl Scout summer camp experience in 1919. Girl Scouts of the USA was founded in 1912 and its first decade saw a rapid expansion of girls’ summer camps throughout the country. A handwritten note in the album puts the date at August 1919, and clues in the photographs indicate that the camp, called Yacahula, was likely located in upstate New York. However, we still do not know the identity of the Girl Scout who documented her summer memories in this keepsake.

 

More of the museum's Girl Scout-related collections: blog.americanhistory.si.edu/osaycanyousee/2012/08/collect...

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