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Photo Album]: Medford, Wisconsin, 1904-1905
1904. Oblong octavo. Cloth over flexible boards with photographic image of an oncoming train cut into the shape of a badge. Aside from the cover image the album holds 46 gelatin silver images; 42 of them are 4.5" x 3.75" mounted one to a page, each with a tissue guard, and with a detailed typed caption on the facing page. The final four are small 1.25" x 1.5" portraits of women mounted on a single page and captioned. Modest wear at the joints, a couple of images removed, probably by the compiler (no captions were present), and one leaf removed (the caption is still present), very good with near fine images. A very engaging album by a Medford High School student and an enlightened and intrepid amateur photographer. The compiler is often pictured but only captioned as "Myself", despite his scrupulously identifying everyone else in the album; the captions suggest that the images were taken in partnership with Gilbert Glasow, who is likewise identified in several images. The album begins in the Winter of 1904 and pictures the compiler and his fellow students building a two story shanty that they refer to as the "Science Building" and which they used apparently for experiments with electricity and telephones, including one image of the compiler talking on a phone, and another of various electrical apparatus created by Mr. Glasow. He also apparently worked part-time at the Wisconsin Central Railway station in Medford, and is pictured with the other personnel at the station. Additionally there are a few well-captioned images of moving trains: "W.C. Ry #102 southbound taken about o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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