Lot 250 of 576:
Photo record of trip to Yosemite 1899  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$780
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Album of photographs recording a vacation in Yosemite and later trips and activities in California

Author:

Place:
California

Publisher:

Date:
c.1899

Description:

Includes approx. 70 medium-size (8.5x11.5 cm or so) silver photographs as well as a number of thumbnail-size portraits, etc., all mounted on cardstock leaves, nearly all of the medium-size photos with captions inked on the mount. Album is 18.5x29 cm (7¼x11½"), cloth, string-bound.

A family's summer vacation in Yosemite, with views of their camp, the many waterfalls, scenic vistas, rivers, lakes, big trees, and more. Accompanied by a typed transcript of an earlier journal, "Our Trip to Yosemite Valley," by Mame Moser, dated July 8, 1899, which seems to correspond to the photographs of Yosemite, and is of great interest for, among other features, the accounts of taking photographs, and then having them developed them and printed in a darkroom in the valley (possibly doing the darkroom work themselves, it is unclear).


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some photographs with minor fading or silvering in the emulsion; very good.


 
Item number:
269830
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