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Howell, Mrs. G.N.
[Onboard ship and various locations in Panama, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Barbados, 1921. Two volumes. [6],202pp. plus thirty-six vernacular photographs, numerous postcards, several menus, ticket stubs, and assorted ephemera mounted in, most on forty- two unnumbered leaves, and with two small passenger lists laid in. Manuscript text on loose-leaf graph paper. Contemporary black limp leather Simplex three-ring binders, front covers gilt. Minor shelf wear to covers, second volume dampstained, with resultant warping, spotting, and some stiffening and light discoloration to text leaves. Very good. A charming handwritten and photographically-illustrated scrapbook travel diary composed by Mrs. G.N. Howell of Portland, Oregon while traveling for three months through South America in late 1920 and early 1921. The front cover of each volume is stamped "Mr. and Mrs. G.N. Howell" in gilt. The couple owned Howell Shingle Co. with offices in Portland, Oregon and a mill located at Skamakawa, Washington. On December 21, 1920, the Howells, accompanied by their teenaged daughter, "Vassie," embarked on a combination boat and train trip through South America. The journey commenced in New York and steamed some 6000 nautical miles to Panama, through the Panama Canal, down to Peru, overland through Chile to Argentina, then by steamer to Brazil. Their return trip took them through Barbados, and the journey ended back in New York on March 20, 1921. In addition to Mrs. Howell's travel diary, she has included a profuse amount of original photographs, postcards, ticket stubs, menus, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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