Pueblo, Colorado: 1900-1930.
Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Measuring 11" x 7". String-tied black cloth over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover. Contains 238 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 4" x 3" and 5.5" x 8" affixed to stiff black paper with some captions. Very good photo album with some spotting and edgewear with near fine photographs with some edgewear.
A photo album of a Western American family, the Gillian's, kept between the early 1900s through the 1930s in the Colorado area, three photos are printed as cyanotypes. Many of the photos show the family posing around their home in various group photos. Some of the photos show a little girl in various costumes and others show people working on the Gillian's farm. An early photo shows women working at a switchboard. Roughly 24 photos show the aftermath of an earthquake in Pueblo, Colorado, presumably close to the Gillian home. The photos feature the devastating effects the earthquake had on the main street of the town, turning buildings to rubble and uprooting the railroad. One section shows the family on a trip to a ranch which involves horseback riding, hiking, and posing around early automobiles. The Gillians also frequented New York for vacations with trips detailed here of Lake George and Birch Grove.
An extensive album of family photos including farm life and an earthquake.