Lake of the Ozarks, MO: Kirkwood Lodge, 1956. Archive of ten vintage photographs of a trip to the Les Gotcher Square Dance Institute located at the Kirkwood Lodge in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri in 1956, by Bob and Clare Kennedy. Included is a certificate, signed by Gotcher, and a map of the region.
Gotcher was an actor, band leader, dance instructor, square dance caller, and one of the most important members of the square dance community, as both a participant, historian, and evangelist.
The photographs in the archive include a head shot of Gotcher, a presumed portrait of the Kennedys, as well as several group shots, and images of the resort.
10 x 8 inches. Near Fine. Housed in a souvenir vinyl photo album with the name of the resort and institute printed on the front cover, bound with a plastic comb binding.