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(Photo Album): A Group Travel Album to California with Well Composed Photographs
California: 1900. Near Fine. Hardcover. Oblong folio measuring 15"x 11". String tied, black cloth over stiff paper boards. Contains 338 silver gelatin black and white photographs measuring between 6"x 3.5" and 3"x 2". Some of the photographs have creases along the edges with edgewear and a light tidemark on the front board, near fine. A group's travel album to various camp grounds and mountain ranges in California in the 1900s. The photographs are well composed with tripods and other camera gear pictured throughout the album, presumably because the person taking the photographs was an amateur photographer. Some of the pictures feature a double exposure as well as very detailed landscape shots. The album features a group of men and women, though often the women are pictured more than the men, wearing traditional camping and hiking clothing from the turn of the century. The fashion of the time can be seen in the women's long skirts and button-down shirts with tall boots for hiking as well as some photographs featuring formal wear with fur shrugs and feathered hats. The group's automobile is seen in several pictures with everyone posing next to it or from inside the car although train stations and horse riding seems to be the most commonly used method of transportation. The places visited by the group feature lush scenic photographs of waterfalls, mountain sides, canyons, geysers, and other flora like cacti, flowers, and palm trees. Photographs of horses, buffalo, and bears are included, which shows the group riding horses throughout the trip and seeing wildlife in their natur … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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