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PLAISTED, Ella J.
Photo Album]: California Woman
San Francisco, California, 1904. Oblong small octavo. Measuring 7.5" X 6". String-tied green suede over stiff paper boards with "Photos" pyrographically embossed onto the front board, along with an illustration using the same method. Contains 110 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 5" x 6.5", with captions. Very good album with near fine photographs A photo album kept by Ella J. Plaisted from San Francisco in 1904. The album follows her life in San Francisco and the trips she took out of the city to other places around California. The album starts along the coast of San Francisco with images of "Arch Rock" and the ocean. Following this she traveled to Los Angeles with photos of Port Los Angeles, East Lake Park, and Santa Monica. Some of the photos were taken from the deck of the S.S. *Santa Rosa* with a caption which reads, "Ferris Wheel, Sutro Heights Park, and Baths, and the Cliff House from abroad the S.S. Santa Rosa." Two photos show women dressed as Native Americans and one group shot has Ella dressed in men's clothing posed with man dressed in women's clothes. There are also photos from a trip to Redwood Canyon which includes images of horses and cattle on a ranch and the surrounding mountains and a waterfall. One section of photos shows Ella at a camp site on a ranch and also includes photo strip prints. The final pages contain a few souvenir prints from a trip to Australia and New Zealand. Online research shows that Ella is mentioned in a few contemporary newspapers saying that she had filed for divorce in 1904 cit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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