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Vera Talbot 
Page from photograph album 
Private collection of Barbara Levine / 
© Barbara Levine, 2007 - used with permission 
A young socialite from San Francisco, traveled for two years beginning in 1924 to Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Egypt and Northern Africa. Each page of her album is jammed with layers of photographs, postcards and images cut out of guides, pasted one on top of the other, which combine in a dizzying array. The album's viewer comes away from it with a sense of the heady adventure that characterized the young woman's travels.
For more on this vintage photograph album and many others see:
Barbara Levine & Kirsten Jensen Around the World: The Grand Tour in Photo Albums (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007) 

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