1900. Hardcover. A photographic record of a young American man's tour of Europe and the Paris Exposition, accompanied by many beautiful street images of Paris.
The silver gelatin prints of Paris by the unidentified photographer include wonderful images of Notre Dame cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Opera House, Toreador Palace, the Church of the Madeleine, the Champs Esys and the Arc de Triumph. There are many street scenes, including the Rue de Rival, L'Avenue de loper, Place de la Republic, monuments and architecture.
The tour begins in Scotland, and includes a departure at the train station, wonderful shot of the train and passengers waiting on the platform, as well as thatched roof cottages and gardens, castles, Edinburgh and London. It concludes with images of the main square in Brussels, the Belgian country side and Holland, including the iconic windmill shot. The final shot is on board ship, the photographer with 2 fellow travelers, looking very proud of himself.
The album 8 x 6". Images 3 x 3 1/2", loosely inserted into card stock mounts. Very good condition; previous owner book plate, Michael E. Kate. Three quarter leather and buckram boards, the spine leather lacking but the binding intact. Very good condition. Item #23855