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Travel Photographica]
Photo Album of an Three Auto Trips Across the Country, Including Images of Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, Florida, New Orleans, and Michigan]
[Various places], 1931. 277 photographs on forty-four leaves, most 2.5 x 3.5 inches, a few larger. Oblong octavo. Original black cloth, string tied, cover gilt. Wear to covers, some chipping. Images with corner mounts, many captioned. Internally clean, some light chipping to a few leaves. A lovely vernacular album -- captioned throughout -- documenting at least two, and likely three, epic road trips taken by a pair of friends in the first years of the 1930s. Given the first images of each trip, we presume these two gents were Midwesterners, possibly from Indiana -- on the first trip, their initial stop is Akron, Ohio, and on the second, they head first for the Lincoln Memorial in Kentucky. Each trip starts out with a photo of them and the car, with the date. The first trip, begun July 1, 1930, ranges from Ohio to Pennsylvania, stopping in DC to see the sights before heading north through New York, Massachusetts, and into Maine. From there, the fellas cut across Canada to get to Niagara Falls, where they toured on both sides of the border. The continued on through Michigan, Minnesota and South Dakota, arriving in Montana and spending time at Glacier National Park before continuing on through Idaho to drive down the Columbia River Highway in Oregon. One notable image taken along the river is captioned "Indians Salmon Fishing." Heading south, they drove down the state of California, heading for several national parks starting with the Grand Canyon, where they took photos of Hopi Indians. They drove through the Painted Desert and on to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, endin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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