Oblong folio. 14 1/2" x 9 3/4."  pp. On thick black paper stock with 271 silver gelatin photographs sized from 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" up to 5" x 7" (3 are hand-colored), 2 large Coloritype photographs of Pikes Peak & Royal Gorge from the Detroit Photographic Co., 13 printed postcards (most in color), most annotated throughout in white ink. Limp ribbed calf, embossed borders. This album traces the travels of the Moffat family in 1912, as they traveled via the Northern Pacific, steamship, and other rail lines up the West Coast to Canada, over to the Great Lakes, Pennsylvania, New York, and down to Florida. The album opens with the group traveling via railroad to Colorado, viewing Pike’s Peak, stay in the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO, visit the Garden of the Gods, and then travel into Utah. While in Utah they visit the LDS Temple, stay at the Hotel Utah, and then travel back to northern California via the Northern Pacific, including photo of the group setting on the back of the Observation Car, as well as image of the newly completed Power House on the Feather River. Of interest are photos showing the train derailing near Marysville, and a Sikh laborer working to repair the track with fellow railroad workers. A number of photos record sights around San Francisco, and then the group travels onto Northern California, passes by Mt. Shasta, stop over in Portland at the Portland Hotel, view wealthy homes from ship on Lake Washington in Seattle, and finally take ship to travel up to
Victoria, BC and Vancouver, BC by August 24, 1912. As they travel to Banff, their stops include Revelstoke Station, a stay at the Lake Louise Chalet, walks along the Lake, views of Mt. Lefroy and Lake Louise, the Victoria Glacier, Mirror Lake, and Lake Agnes. Their tour continues with a stop at the historic Banff Springs Hotel, views of the swimming pool, hot springs, and Bow Falls. They sail on the Anchor Line steamship, Juniata, with stops in Houghton, MI, Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island, even including images of a shipboard fire drill. While visiting relatives and friends in and around Pittsburgh, PA, they visited the country home and farm of Theodore Brown, and even include images of the stately Queen Anne at 300 Stratford Ave. in Pittsburgh. This album includes images of Panther Hollow, Schenley Park, Highland Park, the beautiful Arts & Crafts pergola of G.H. Rankin, along with extended visit to family on Roslyn, Long Island, NY., including photos of William Cullen Bryant’s home in Roslyn. Of special interest is the substantial section at the end of the album devoted to the Feb., 1913 trip to Florida, including many photos of stately Victorian homes in St. Petersburg including the Braaf, and Sibley families, orange groves, bungalows in Pinellas Park woods, as well as many views along the St. Johns River. Samuel J. Moffat (fl. 1853-1939), was a Sales Manager and Partner with the Thomas C. Jenkins wholesale goods outfit in Pittsburgh, PA. Norman Brown (1886-1951) worked as salesman, manager, and auditor for the Jenkins Co. in Pittsburgh, PA. Theodore Brown (1845-1934), first worked as clerk and auditor for the Allegheny Valley Railroad, and then became auditor and president of the Keystone Building & Loan in Pittsburgh, PA. Chipping to spine edges and corners. Edgewear and scuffing. A very good exemplar with photos in excellent condition.
Inventory Number: 44883