7 1/2" x 11 1/4" in half morocco and cloth with title (Photographs) in gilt. Album contains 122 original photographs, each 4" x 4," glued directly onto stiff cardboard leaves. A fascinating photograph album depicting life in and around Laramie, Wyoming, at the end of the 19th century. Approximately fifty photographs represent outdoor life in the area, with an emphasis on hunting, fishing, and camping. These include pictures of an armed wrangler on horseback, men and women fishing in a local stream, men engaged in horse-breaking, hunters posed with dogs and ducks, and several armed female hunters in the field. The remaining photos depict daily life in the Laramie area, to include architecture and building interiors, local businesses, candid portraits of locals, social gatherings such as dances and stage plays, children playing, Indians at a town parade, house and farm animals, as well as other aspects of frontier living in Wyoming. An excellent photographic document of Wyoming life in the 1890s. Light wear to boards, front hinge cracked. Some images faded or over-exposed.
Inventory Number: 45598