1909. Hardcover. In between the Osborn Family's multiple trips to Wyoming and the Adirondacks (1908, 1910,1915) they made a trip in March of 1909 to Palm Beach, Cuba, Mexico, Arizona.
Album begins with 10 silvertone photos of Palm Beach and The Breakers plus 1 postcard. 2 shots of a family member jumping in the pool. Followed by 9 silvertone photos of Cuba around the harbor. 2 silvertone photos and 2 postcards of Merida Yucatan, 6 printed postcards and 5 silvertone photos of Origaba Mexico, 6 silver tone and 11 color postcards of Cuernavaca Mexico with 1 accented postcard of Senora Carmen Romero Rubio de Diaz. The album finishes with Dawson, New Mexico 2 silvertone photos and 6 post cards of the mining town. Dawson suffered a major disaster in 1913 when over 250 miners perished.
William Church Osborn was a lawyer, graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law, and eventually ran the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad the Picacho Mining Corporation, the Tucson, Cornelia and Gila Bend Railroad Company, the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad, and was the chairman of the executive board of the Texas and Pacific Railroad. Osborn was married to philanthropist and social reformer Alice Clinton Hoadley Dodge (1865–1946). His older brother was Henry Fairfield Osborn, a paleontologist who served as president of the American Museum of Natural History for twenty-five years.(Wikipedia)
Album 10 x 7" pebbled brown leather with "Photographs" in gold on front cover. 34 Silvertone photos 6 3/4 x 4 3/4", 30 postcards b&w and color. Album leather rubbed, cracked at spine but holding. Photos and postcards in very good condition. Very good overall. Item #27680