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[Photo Album]: 1930s Travel and the set of "Boy's Town"
Alaska, Canada, New York, California, Hawaii: 1936-1938. Very Good. Hardcover. Oblong folio. Measuring 16" x 10.5". Black leather over stiff paper boards with "Walter S. Gifford" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 501 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 8" x 10", with captions. Very good album with rubbing, worn edges, and a detached spine, with near fine photographs. A photo album kept by Walter S. Gifford, the president of AT&T (1925-1948) and later U.S. Ambassador to the Great Britain (1950-1953), documenting his travels between 1936 and 1938. The album begins with a trip to Alaska showing glaciers, mountains, and beautiful landscapes, along with shots of totem poles, Alaskan relics, and portraits and candids of the travelers, including a man panning for gold. Gifford next details a July 1937 trip to Thimble Farm in British Columbia, Canada. These photos show farm animals, men canoeing and fishing, feeding wild deer, and a trip to Giant Forest. Later in the same year he is pictured in Yosemite on horseback riding through the mountains with photographs capturing the grandeur of the area. The images continued on through the Sierra Nevadas visiting Kern River Canyon, Wales Lake, and Mount Whitney. The party hiked through numerous paths, up peaks, and spent much of the trip fishing. In 1938 Gifford went to Hollywood and was invited to the set of *Boy's Town*. Photos show Gifford and his son posing with Spencer Tracy in his Father Flannigan costume on set, as well as with a young Mickey Rooney and the real-life … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Vendeur: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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