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A western trip
Herold Press] for private circulation only, n.d. [ca 1904], [Detroit - Only edition, 8vo, pp. 91, [1]; 12 mounted color photographs by Henry Jackson (variously copyrighted 1902-1905), plus 18 halftones in the text, title page printed in brown and green, initials printed in green and red; original pictorial tan calf stamped in glt on upper cover, t.e.g., red silk endpapers; some inoffensive old ink stains on the first three leaves of text, else generally fine.This copy with a warm presentation from the author, "To my kindly, thoughtful friend, J. W. Donovan, in the most momentous month & year in the world's history, November 1918, Carl E. Schmidt."Description and travel in Yellowstone Park, the author being accompanied by his daughter, Emma, and Frank and Everett Dingree, the latter a miner from Utah. Schmidt (1858-1934) was educated in the schools of Detroit and Germany, and learned the tanning trade from his father. Schmidt worked in his father's firm, which exported skins, furs, and wool, until the latter's death in 1897; soon after, he opened an independent tannery under the name Carl E. Schmidt & Co. He was active in politics, serving as a member of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, the state board of arbitration and mediation, and the state board of forest inquiry. He was for some time a close friend and political advisor to Hazen Pingree, who served as both mayor of Detroit and governor of Michigan. In 1880, Schmidt married Alice M. Candler, the daughter of a prominent Detroit businessman. The couple had three daughters: Emma, Alice, and IdaWikipedia notes that his home, now the Carl E. and Alice Candler Schmidt House, was built in 1904 at 301 Lake Shore Rd. in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The house is one of the oldest remaining properties in the Grosse Pointes to have a view of Lake Saint Clair.Howes S-170; Streeter VII, 4123; not in Graff.
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