Books: U. S. Snapshots

THE AMERICAN PROCESSION : American Life Since 1860 in Photographs—Assembled by Agnes Rogers, with running comment by Frederick Lewis Allen—Harper ($2.75).

Though family albums are often a laughing matter they are sometimes more than that. Pictures that are enough out-of-date to be funny begin to be interesting as historical heirlooms. This big U. S. family album, its first snapshot dated 1863, gives fascinating, tantalizing glimpses of the years just over the U. S. horizon. Bound to be compared with Laurence Stallings' sinister picture-book. The First World War (TIME. July 31), The...

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