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COGHILL, Newton B
[Photo Album]: Northern California. Hiking on Mt. Shasta, other outdoor scenes, and San Francisco. 1901-1903
1901-1903. Very Good. Softcover. Oblong large octavo album. Worn leather covers and front cover detached. Contains 165 black and white gelatin silver photos (lacking two others removed from their mounts), of varying sizes ranging between 1.25" x 3" and 6" x 8", many with hand-written captions in white album ink. Newton B. Coghill's name and address are hand-lettered on the first page. Many of the photos show a group of young men and women on what was apparently their annual pilgrimages to Willow Camp, beyond the relatively new settlement of Mill Valley, first in September of 1901, then later in July of 1902, and finally in August of 1903. They are shown on the beach at Willow Camp, on their way to Bonita Light House, and Lone Pine Tree, hiking Mt. Tamalpais, the Castle Crags of Shasta County, and the snow covered Mt. Shasta, plus views of Mossbrea Falls, Black Buttes, and the source of the Sacramento River (93 photos). An additional 25 photos are primarily scenic views of unidentified mountains, valleys and waterfalls, presumably from the same area of Northern California. There are also 12 (possibly stock) photo images of Mt. Shasta, with printed captions in the margins. There are six photos of a hike taken by a group of young men only, captioned "One Sunday in January we walked from Mill Valley to the Summit of Bolinas Ridge," which includes images of the tired group lounging at the top, with [beer?] glasses in hand. There is a photo of the Tavern of Tamalpais. Seven images show the group of young men and women playing tennis at Mr. Billings' Court and Tournament and at Ea … [Click Below for Full Description]
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