(#170020) Yosemite National Park photograph album, circa 1915. JULIUS THEODORE BOYSEN, ARTHUR C. PILLSBURY, GEORGE FISKE, UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHER.
Yosemite National Park photograph album, circa 1915.
Yosemite National Park photograph album, circa 1915.
Yosemite National Park photograph album, circa 1915.

Yosemite National Park photograph album, circa 1915. Brown tweed cloth album (with Heinn Co., Milwaukee, manufacturer's label on rear paste-down), 26.4x19.7 cm (10 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches) with approximately 115 photos pasted to the album leaves, about ninety of which are images of Yosemite National Park. The Yosemite images are a mixture of commercial photographs and views shot by a Yosemite visitor with a Kodak camera. Most of the photographs of Yosemite, are real photo postcards and commercial photographs, including images signed in the negative by Julius Theodore Boysen and George Fiske. There are unsigned photographs by Arthur Pillsbury as well. There are five views of Yosemite Valley in the winter, including one signed in the negative by Fiske. Many of the RPPCs and commercial photographs are uncommon. About a dozen photographs show the camping party in Yosemite Valley. The year of the trip is probably 1915. Several of the RPPC's show horse-drawn vehicles, but these may be the visitors' conveyances. The park concessionaire's horse-drawn vehicles were replaced by auto stages in the season of 1915. One RPPC is loose and has a back stamp for the 1915 San Diego Panama-California Exposition which ran for the full year, opening on January 1st and closing on December 31st. About ten photos are missing from the album, and there are several blank pages in the middle, separating the Yosemite photos from the twenty-six photographs of a camping trip to another region. Silvering to a few of the images, but most are in excellent condition. The album cloth is worn and frayed at spine ends and corner tips, and there are splits along the outer joints (all common faults to these tweed cloth albums). An excellent album with many hard to find commercial prints. (#170020).

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