Lot 92 of 221:
Photographs of Farms in Pacific Northwest  

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A Picture Journey to Farms in Idaho, Washington, Oregon (cover title)


Spokane, WA

Pacific Northwest Farm Trio



62 pp., with 72 mounted original gelatin silver photographs (10 are 2 per page, others 1 per page); printed descriptions in lower margins. 25.5x32.5 cm. (10x12¾"), gilt-lettered black and green leather.

Rare promotional volume with original photographs of farms, orchards, crops, agricultural activities, and related scenes in the Pacific Northwest. No copies can be found in OCLC/WorldCat, and only a single, incomplete copy located in auction records (PBA Galleries, 2010 $2,400.00). Several of the photographs are overlaid with smaller photographs, a technique often found in view books and brochures. Of the original photographs, 14 are signed in the negative by Asahel Curtis, two by Prentiss, and one each by Bradbury and Grove. Among the many views are young girls picking apples; a train passing through the Chehalem Valley; the rich Yakima Valley; trucks loading fruit for shipment; tilling fields with both tractor and horse-drawn implements; sorting and packaging apples; cows at dairy farms; cattle; sheep; chickens; turkeys; sugar beets; the Arrowrock Dam; and more. Beneath each photograph are three to five lines of printed descriptive text, and below that "Pacific Northwest Farm Trio." The Trio is the combination of The Washington Farmer, The Idaho Farmer, and The Oregon Farmer - the final photograph in the book is the Cowles publications plant in Spokane where the papers are produced.

Lot Amendments

Covers a bit bowed and with some staining; contents very good.

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