Lot 86 of 168:
Hiking up Mt. Wilson, Cal., in dead of winter, 1911  

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Title:
Album of photographs of a trek up Mt. Wilson in California's San Gabriel Mountains, with description typed text, plus additional photographs of California locales
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California
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Date:
1911
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With 36 gelatin silver photographs of the excursion, consecutively numbered, each measuring 11x7 cm (4¼x2¾") mounted on black album leaves, along with 14 mounted panels of typed descriptions of the trek and the individual photographs. These are followed by approx. 98 snapshot photographs of apparently slightly later vintage, mostly of family activities in the great outdoors, most measuring approx. 7x12 cm (2¾x4¾"). Album measures 14.5x22.5 cm (5¾x8¾"), flexible pebbled cloth.

Fascinating record of a hike up Mt. Wilson in a cold, snowy early March, 1911, by two young men, combining photographs with a very entertaining descriptive account. The many photographs following the account show a family obviously enamored with the outdoors. There are many photographs of mountain cabins, some in winter, and one marked "Our Cabin," and the family activities are largely in or around the cabins. One shows a Christmas tree, another photo captures cabin building in progress.

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Condition:
The photographs of the Mt. Wilson account with some marginal silvering in the emulsion; very good condition.
 
Item number:
308471
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