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[Photo Album]: Trip to the West
1897. Very Good. Hardcover. Oblong folio. Measuring 12" x 10". Maroon cloth over stiff paper boards with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 122 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 3" x 4", with captions. Very good album with worn edges and rubbing with very good photographs. A photo album kept during a cross country trip of the United States in 1897. The album begins in Washington, DC with photos of the Capitol building and the National Library, before heading to North Carolina, Georgia, and over to New Orleans, seen here from a ferry boat. In Texas the travelers stopped at the San Jose mission with photos of the ruins of the church. They photographed El Paso with images of Mexican workers and the "Smelting works." From Texas they go on to Yuma, Arizona with a photograph of a group of Native Americans. They next stop in California and visit the beaches of Santa Monica and San Pedro with one photo showing a beached whale and another of the Los Angeles pier. Further up the coast they see San Francisco and visited the Cliff House and Golden Gate Park, before heading Southeast to Juarez, Mexico and back through New Orleans snapping shots of the St. Louis Cathedral, the ruins of a sugar mill, and the dock and the boardwalk on Lake Pontchartrain. After a visit to Mt. Vernon and Arlington Cemetery, the group returns to Washington, DC to capture images of the White House and the Peterson House (where Lincoln's body was taken after he was shot). The album closes with a visit to historic Philadelphia, photogr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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