Celeste Rhea WWI Scrapbook

Celeste Rhea Scrapbook

Around 1919, sixteen-year-old Celeste Rhea (later Sugg) made a scrapbook which showcased her relationship with her boyfriend Bobby, a pilot from New Jersey.  According to her granddaughter Theresa Adams Corbett, Bobby proposed to Celeste, but Celeste said “No” because she was too young and he was from New Jersey.  (No offense, New Jerseyites…)


The scrapbook features photographs of her soldier friends, airplane hangars, trips to city parks, planes in flight and downtown Memphis.


Pages from that scrapbook are now available on Dig Memphis, as are the individual photographs from each page.  Enjoy!




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