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ARTHUR, William H.
Photo Album]: Photographs by U.S. Army Surgeon William Arthur while serving on the Frontier in the Indian Campaigns of Arizona and New Mexico; along with his Original Sketches and Caricatures
[Arizona and New Mexico; Baltimore and Philadelphia, 1892. Hardcover. Good. Commercial album in decorative cloth over boards. Measuring 10" x 13". Contains 118 photos mounted on paper leaves and 23 loose prints laid-in, a total of 141 original photographs, including numerous cyanotypes. Most of the photos measure from about 3" x 4" to 5" x 8", but included are some larger format cyanotypes measuring up to 8" x 10". Most are captioned, sometimes a bit sloppily, but mostly readable with only modest effort. Additionally mounted in the album are over 100 original freehand sketches and caricatures by Arthur in pen & ink, pencil, wash, and watercolor. The sketches and caricatures are mounted after the photos on the rectos and versos of ten leaves; six are laid-in. Both boards and several leaves are detached, else about very good overall: most leaves have short tears and fraying at the edges with occasional modest creasing and short tears to the edges of some of the mounted prints and drawings, and some fading and scattered staining. At least 35 photos (cyanotypes and gelatin silver prints) date from when then Captain (later Brigadier General) William Arthur was posted as Assistant Surgeon at Fort Bowie, Arizona in 1888, and at two other U.S. Military forts: Ft. Bayard, New Mexico (1888-90) and Ft. Grant, Arizona (1890-92). Included among the other photographs are snapshots of colleagues and friends, and of family members and their residences in the Midwest and back East. Brigadier General William Hemple Arthur was a leading American Army Surgeon and was later the first comman … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]

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