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PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF TRAVEL TO CALIFORNIA

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF TRAVEL TO CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, ARIZONA, IDAHO, WYOMING & ILLINOIS

ANONYMOUS 5 1/4" x 8 3/4" x 2" in limp faux black calf post-binder with title (PHOTOGRAPHS) stamped in gilt on front cover, sewn at gutter margin with black silk braid. [100 pp] on thick black paper. 178 silver gelatin and silver print photographs, sized 1 1/2" x 2" up to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2," all with identifying text below in white ink. A well-documented photo album recording the automobile travels of a young German-American woman and her beaus through the West and Midwest from before World War I, through the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, and post-World War II. The album carefully documents the friends, family, and places visited, as well as the vehicles. The earliest automobile trip involves a 1923 Ford Model T 2-door given to our chronicler by Mac McGuire, who also generously presents a trotting racehorse, with several photos showing the car, scenes in and around Illinois, Illinois horse tracks, as well as Mac himself. The 1925 Buick 2-door coupe experiences a much wider group of excursions including stops and views through Telluride, Colorado, with views of the town, street scenes, the mines, as well as the “Gang” at the Hotel Telluride including the Chinese-American Cook. The album also shows views of the Painted Desert, the compiler in front of the plane in Rock Springs, Wyoming, where she takes her first plane ride, as well as sitting in the car in front of the US Airmail Service Hangar. In addition, there are views of the auto trek to Yellowstone, the dams along the way, feeding the bears, and even the Buick driving through the heavy brush. She apparently owns a 1927 Auburn 8-95 Coupe afterwards and visits include Petaluma, California, Santa Barbara, and Pocatello, Idaho, with a view of the car and a Native American. The compiler consistently refers to herself as me, my, and mine, and makes references to visiting relatives in 1948 after the War in Germany, as well as a Sonnichsen relative released from Russian POW camp in 1948, but no indication of her name. Minor rubbing and edgewear along with minor wear to some of the leaves. A very good exemplar with all the photos retaining bright strong contrast.
ALBUM OF RARE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEXICO

ALBUM OF RARE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEXICO, TAKEN BY BRIQUET, WAITE, AND COX & CARMICHAEL 1896 – 1902

BRIQUET, ABEL; CHARLES B. WAITE; PERCY B. COX AND R.J. CARMICHAEL - PHOTOGRAPHERS 8 1/4" x 10 1/4" olive-colored stiff boards containing 22 original photographs by photographers Briquet, Waite, and Cox & Carmichael. Photographs range in size from 4" x 5 1/2" - 5" x 7" and attached to heavy cardboard. Twenty of the photos measure 5" x 7." Briquet was a French pioneer of photography, particularly in Mexico. The date that he first began working in Mexico is uncertain, but what is certain is that Briquet received a commission in 1876 to photograph the construction of the Mexican National Railway being built between Veracruz and Mexico City. Briquet also turned his gaze to the inhabitants and surrounding cities. In 1885 he opened a photography studio in Mexico City in 1885, making him the first commercial photographer in Mexico. He gained the attention of President Porfirio DÃaz and secured a number of commissions; however, following the Mexican Revolution of 1910 he no longer received any government contracts. Charles Waite was a California photographer who worked briefly in El Paso, Texas, before moving to Mexico in 1896. He opened a studio in Mexico City that remained in business until he left the country in 1913. His works were published in books, travel magazines, and on post cards. He also worked for several Mexican newspapers, and he documented United States scientific expeditions in Mexico. The images often included scenic Mexican images and the country's native residents. Very little is known of the American photographers Cox & Carmichael who were also active in Mexico at the end of the 19th century. What is known is that Percy Cox moved to Mexico City from San Diego in 1899 and was working as a photographer. In October of that year he was joined there in business by fellow San Diegan Ralph J. Carmichael where they set up a photography studio as Cox and Carmichael. Cox sold his interest in the studio in early 1902 and returned to the United States suffering from altitude sickness. The subjects of Cox & Carmichael generally included railroads, bridges, mines, and landscapes and were illustrated magazine articles and books, and were reproduced as postcards. "The photographs in this collection are albumen prints. Albumen paper was created in the mid-19th century. From 1855 through 1895, this type of paper was "the most widely used photographic printing material." Albumen paper was made by coating salted paper with albumen (egg whites). The paper was then "sensitized" by being floated in a silver nitrate solution. After the paper dried, it was placed in a frame with a wet collodion negative, and the image from the negative was printed onto the paper using diffused daylight. The paper image was then fixed onto the paper using sodium thiosulfate, and gold toning was applied to improve the color of the image and reduce fading. Sensitized paper tended to turn yellow after a few days. As a result, sensitization, printing, and processing were usually done on the same day, though adding citric acid to the silver nitrate solution could preserve the quality of albumen paper for several months. Photographers favored this printing technique because it produced images with significantly improved detail and contrast." In this rare album are the following photographs: No. 235 6 febrero 1896 A. Briquet, fot RURALES Estado de Mexico RURAL GUARDS; 948 Girl Carrying a Water Jar of Guadalupe Cox & Carmichael; No. 41 1 diciembre 1897 A. Briquet F. VENDEDOR DE JARROS TIPOS MEXICANOS JAR SELLER; No. 6 febrero 1896 A. Briquet, fot. TLACHIQUERO ESTADO DE MEXICO TLACHIQUERO Con su carga de Pulque Carring Pulque; Water Carrier - Aguador Cox & Carmichael; 817 Selling Beds Carmichael Photo; Group of men Cox & Carmichael; 724 Pottery market Guadalajara mex. Cox & Carmichael; Public Letter writer Cox & Carmichael Very rare, this photo always is signed by White; No. 45 Catedral y Plaza de Armas Place of Armery and Cathedral Propiedad Roige y Espluça. Rare. No. 328 es. 15 abril 1902 A. Briquet , fot. Ca stil lo de Chapultepec ALREDEDORES DE MEXICO Castle of Chapultepec; No. 107 (bis) 20 mars 1901 A. Briquet, fot. Vil la de Guadalupe ALREDEDORES DE MEXICO Guadalupe Village; No. 211 6 febrero 1896 A. Briquet, fot. Pabel lon morisco MEXICO The Morish Pavillion; No. 225 6 febrero 1896 A. Briquet, fot. Vil la de Guadalupe ALREDEDORES DE MEXICO Guadalupe Village; 350 mexico street scene Cox & Carmichael; No. 305 A.Briquet, fot. Barranca del chiquihuite ESTADO DE VERACRUZ Ravin Chiquihuite; No. 125 1 diciembre 1897 A.Briquet, fot. Arboles de Coco VERA-CRUZ Coco tree’s; No. 272 6 febrero 1896 A.Briquet, fot. RancherÃa Estado de Vera -Cruz Ranch; 1000 M. C. & P. B. R. A View puente de Ixtla Waite Photo; 1627 Summer House in Mexico Waite Photo; View Cathedral Mexico Unknown; Group of women and children Grupo de mujeres y niños Unknown; and 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Colored Photograph of a Peasant. Light foxing to pages and to some photographs. All images are clear and bright and almost all photos show locals. cover boards rubbed and worn. A very rare collection of original photographs.
DIRECTORY OF THE CITY OF DETROIT; AND REGISTER OF MICHIGAN

DIRECTORY OF THE CITY OF DETROIT; AND REGISTER OF MICHIGAN, FOR THE YEAR 1846. CONTAINING AN EPITOMIZED HISTORY OF DETROIT, AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ITS CITIZENS; A LIST OF THE OFFICERS OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT; AND THE STATE OFFICERS: ALSO, EVERY INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THE TIME AND PLACE AT WHICH THE SEVERAL COURTS SIT THROUGHOUT THE STATE; WITH A LIST OF CHURCHES, ASSOCIATIONS, INSTITUTIONS, ETC.: TO WHICH IS ADDED COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM THE STATE GEOLOGICAL REPORTS IN RELATION TO THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GREAT LAKES, ETC

WELLINGS, JAMES H. First edition. 12 mo. 7 1/4" x 4 5/8" original quarter leather and green cloth with title in gilt on the spine, 210 pp. [4] pp., preface, illustrated, maps, index. Information on topographical location of Michigan to include lakes, depth of lakes, periodic rise and fall of water in the lakes, rivers, the natural woods of Michigan, soils, the copper mines of Lake Superior, etc.; the history of Detroit to include detailed information on various churches and religious societies, public buildings, public offices, various courts, schools, etc.; a list of state and municipal officers, constables, fire department personnel, wardens, mayors, etc. This is followed by an alphabetical directory of names, occupations and locations of residents and businesses in Detroit in 1846. Contains 60 pages of interesting advertising to include among them: railroads, a "steamboat finisher," bookbinders, cabinet makers, hotels and saw mills with line cut illustrations. Light to moderate foxing, previous owner's inked name and date of acquisition, else a very good copy. The inked name of George R. Griswold appears on the front pastedown sheet. Griswold was the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1853 to 1854.