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Photo Album]: Peruvian Travel Album
1950. Oblong quarto. Measuring 14" x 9". String-tied brown leather with a scene from Peru tooled onto the front board. Contains 326 black and white, sepia-toned, or color silver gelatin photographs measuring between 2" x 2" and 3" x 4", with captions. Some loose pages thus very good with fine photographs. An extensive collection of photographs depicting a pilot's 1950s-era trip to Peru. The album begins with pin-up style images of a woman in a bathing suit posed around the Regatas Club in Lima. Following this are photos from the Lima airport featuring the control tower and various planes at Limatambo Terminal. The travelers flew up and down the coast taking aerial photographs of the towns they flew over including Talara and Sullana. Throughout the album they use small planes to get to their next destination in the country and as a way to see the countryside. It can be presumed that this trip was partially business as one of them was a pilot and planes and air travel are photographed numerous times throughout the album. The landscape of Peru is captured extensively with images of waterways, mountains, local villages, and major cities. The Cuzco photos also show the town after an earthquake, depicting the ruins of buildings and of the locals trying to rebuild. They visited the historic site of Huánuco Pampa, flew over the Andes to Cuzco, and saw the ruins of Sacsayhuamán. All the photos from this trip are clearly taken by someone with an eye for photography with aerial images that are especially nice. One photo from a plane reads, "pre-Inca desert markings near Nazca," anothe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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