[Various locations. 1892]. Twenty-six leaves containing 104 albumen photographs. Each photo caption in contemporary ink on the mount. Oblong octavo. Original brown morocco, cover gilt, sympathetically rebacked, a.e.g. Corners heavily worn, covers rubbed. Minor soiling and wear to mounts, but images clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM47071
An interesting album of photographs compiled by one photographer - presumably an amateur - which includes scenes in Missouri, Illinois, and Florida. The images, which start with scenes of street illumination in St. Louis, include views of significant architectural monuments and parkland in major cities, steamers coaling and loading grain on the Illinois River, and other vernacular subjects such as farms, gardens, rail yards, and people. The album jumps around between states, showing areas around St. Louis, Kansas City, Allendale, and St. Joseph in Missouri; Peoria, Pullman, and Patoka in Illinois; two photographs in Patriot, Indiana, located just south of Cincinnati on the Kentucky border; and views in Palatka, Jacksonville, Tampa, and St. Augustine in Florida. A series of photographs centered on the McElaine farm near Allendale includes studies of horses, workers, "Moving an Old Frame House," "House Movers," "Temporary Quarters," and a portrait of a workman clinging to a pole in the air entitled "Chased by a Bull."