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    Huge American Scenery Photo Album by Mayo & Weed, Chicago, circa 1890s. A fantastic large photograph album depicting scenes of major cities, the countryside, geysers, temples, glaciers, railroad trains, stagecoaches, burro carts, genre scenes, interior scenes (churches, businesses, etc.), bullfights, soldiers, totem poles, too many numerous images to describe.

    List of thirty-two Yellowstone images: (1) Liberty Cap Mammoth Hot Springs; (2) #502 Orange Terrace; (3) #500 Mammoth Hot Springs; (4) #361 Fording the Fire Hole River; (5) #489 Narrow Gauge Terrace; (6) #463 Minerva Terrace; (7) #466 Jupiter ?; (8) Liberty Cap Mammoth Hot Springs; (9) #521 Entrance to Golden Gate; (10) #442 Entrance to Golden Gate; (11) #526 Obsidian Cliff; (12) #442 Basin; (13) #445 Mammoth Paint Pots; (14) #527 Hells Half Acre; (15) #464 Grotto Geyser, in action; (16) Rivers Geyser; (17) #450 Old Faithful; (18) #505 Old Faithful Crater; (19) #506 New Crater; (20) #495 The Teakettle; (21) #503 Sponge Geyser; (22) #504 Roaring Geyser; (23) Large geyser; (24) #453 The Yacht Zillah Yellowstone Lake; (25) #363 Through the Pines Yellowstone; (26) #500 Kepler Cascades; (27) #455 The Great Falls from Point Lookout; (28) #459 Grand Canyon and Glimpse of Great Falls; (29) #361 Yellowstone River and Upper Falls; (30) #498 Yellowstone Falls from below; (31) Large group of people standing on a cliff; (32) #525 Stage Coaches, Yellowstone Park. The 4.5" x 7.5" and 7.25" x 9.25" platinum-finished, albumen prints are mounted on seventy-four double sided gilt-edged gray mounts that measure 14.25" x 10.75". Album is bound in brown Moroccan leather, with gilt edges, published by American Scenery, Mayo and Weed, Chicago. Also gilt stamped on front of album "American Scenery, A. L. Whitcomb." (probable owner)

    In 1891, photographers Charles A. Mayo and J. E. Weed accompanied a tour to southeast Alaskan towns, where they took many photographs. This album contains forty photographs of that Alaskan trip and fourteen glacier photos. Soon after their photography trip, they published the images from that tour. They also toured many parts of Mexico. This album includes one hundred images, thirty-two Yellowstone Park photographs with its geysers, and eleven Victoria and British Columbia photos. This custom-made album made for A. L. Whitcomb includes about 200 photographs from their combined trips.

    Condition: Very good-very fine, a few images have light contrast. Overall, very nice images.


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    December, 2012
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