American West Travel Photo Album, Colorado to California to Mexico, 1907.
1907. Cloth. 101 vernacular snapshots capturing a 1907 family tour to San Francisco (after the earthquake), Catalina Island, beaches, ostrich farm, Redwood National Park, El Capitan, Yosemite Park, Four Corners, Mesa Verde National Park, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and Tijuana, Mexico.
The first two images are of the San Francisco post earthquake views, wonderful images of street scenes showing much activity with the devastation behind. These are followed by the beach and Cliff Hotel. The family traveled with their 9 (?) year old son no doubt showing him the West while he was young. There are no captions but most of the shots are of recognizable views.
Oblong 8vo, 10.5 x 7 inches, Ward's brand album, green cloth covers with 50 thick grey pages mostly containing 2 silver bromide snap shots, making the total count 101 images. Images are predominantly 4.25 x 2.5 inches. Some insect damage to the covers and some rubbing on the corners; still a delightful, sound album. Very good overall. Item #27504