1929 - 1933 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A SAD, LONELY GIRL TORMENTED BY A TERRIBLE BODY SELF IMAGE WHO THINKS LIFE WILL IMPROVE IF SHE CAN JUST LOSE A FEW POUNDS

By: JUNE KANDLES or JUNE HLUEGNER

Price: $1,195.99

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Book Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating, original manuscript Depression Era 5 year diary handwritten by a girl named June [b. November 6 1909] whose surname is likely either Hluegner or Kandles as she has mention two Grandmothers with those names. June is a sad girl, lonely for friendship even while a member of a sorority and it seems her happiness depends on her self image and body weight: 'Went to sorority. They all talk about their fellows. Oh lord! A perfect body!' Her sadness is also reflected in her nostalgia for a few moments of happiness in her past: 'in 1927 [two years before] this time I was seeing David Filerman. Wonder what he's doing now.' Home life is difficult too: 'Chas and Yi came over after Church. Dad certainly is unscientific. He's right. The world's crazy. Such a tirade of abuse I never heard. Too glad to go to Helen's.' She has one older sister, Ruth who is 25 in 1929 and doesn't get along with her. Ruth seems to get all the guys, eventually to get married in 1933. June is interested in gardening, studies botany, and music. Her basic premise is to find love, marriage, and to lose weight. In these 5 years, she achieves nothing in that regard, although, she learns to drive a car on July 5, 1929. June wonders (Feb. 20, 1930) "why I shouldn't act like other girls? Why keep myself clean? No fun like others." June is in turmoil about being able to go to college, primarily The Principia, [A School and College for Christian Scientists] to which she was accepted (July 8, 1929) but her attendance seems delayed due to financial difficulties. She does begin to attend in 1932 and also joins the school Glee Club. Besides attending school, June works in an office. June does not have an aptitude for studies, i.e. (October 20, 1931) E-French, D-European History, C-Geology and English, and B-Botany. Every so often, June laments the fact that she has no boyfriend, no money, nothing! She does not get along with her father but loves him dearly. Sometimes there's a reprieve and they have a lovely time together. June loves her mother, though her mother has expectations of June, i.e. her mother would have a fit if she learned she gained 10 lbs. She hates Chicago and often mentions taking grandparents and going shopping in Chicago. She might be living on the outskirts because one entry observes (July 20, 1931) that the grain is all cut and stacked. This Depression era diary notes on May 11, 1930, "most of the furniture gone from the house…couldn't give mother anything for Mother's Day". On March 9, 1931, "not much food in the house but will manage - so hungry and cold". Then later that year, March 26, the family receives a check for $8870.44, and they in turn are very happy. Some miscellaneous observations include: (March 4, 1933) President Roosevelt elected, and (March 8, 1933) "House meeting on Death", and (May 30, 1933) "went to Art Institute and saw period rooms and painting exhibit", and (June 22, 1933) "Went to World's Fair - Marvellous". The approximately 395 page book is well filled and for researchers and historians of Chicago area Depression Era or women's studies will be hard pressed to find a more interesting peek into the world of this young woman. Overall G+.

Title: 1929 - 1933 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A SAD, LONELY GIRL TORMENTED BY A TERRIBLE BODY SELF IMAGE WHO THINKS LIFE WILL IMPROVE IF SHE CAN JUST LOSE A FEW POUNDS

Author Name: JUNE KANDLES or JUNE HLUEGNER

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: CHICAGO ILLINOIS IL, 1929

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001973

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