MARVELOUS EARLY AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY
This is an incredible collection of tinted photochromes from the dawn of the
19th century hiding away in the Beinecke rare books And manuscript library.
Published by the Detroit Photographic (which no longer exists),
the firm’s photographers traveled the country snapping the sights of North America
to be printed on postcards and sold to the public.
Ocklawaha River, Florida, 1902
Gold’s Curio Store, Santa Fe, New Mexico, circa 1897.
Pulpit Terraces from Yellowstone National Park circa 1898. They may have changed names to the Travertine terraces.
Glacier Point and South Dome, Yosemite Valley, 1898
The Lobby, Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone Park, ca 1897, still open.
Navaho Woman Weaving a Blanket, 1902
Interior of Corridors, Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1906.
Old Caretaker at Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1897
California grapefruit, 1902
The Arcade, Cleveland, 1901.
Glen Afton Spring, near Pen Mar Park, 1903.
The Old South Church, Boston, 1900.
The second oldest church building in Boston, built in 1729.
Old French Courtyard, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1903
Circular Bridge, Mt. Lowe Railway 1897-1924. It was “the grandest scenic trip on earth – champagne and caviar served.”
Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona, c. 1902.
The Giant’s Club and Kettle, Green River, Utah, 1898
Crevasse Formation in Illecillewaet Glacier, Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia, circa 1902
Pack Trail Ready for Mines, Colorado, 1904
Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, from the Ruins, 1904. The structure built by the Ancestral Puebloans is located in Mesa Verde.
Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia, 1901.
The Glory of Azaleas, Magnolia-on-the-Ashley, South Carolina, 1901- Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston
Temple Square, Salt Lake, 1898. Built as a Mormon temple in 1847, the Temple is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Salt Air Pavilion, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1901. Burned down in 1925.
Box Canyon, Ouray, Colorado, 1904.
Sutro Baths, San Francisco, 1900. Built in 1896. The facility burned down in June 1966.
Carmel Bay near Monterey, California, 1900.
Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, California, 1902. The world’s first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory.
The Cliff House, San Francisco, California. 1899. Boasting the best views in San Francisco.
Home of Rip Van Winkle in Sleepy Hollow, Catskill Mountains, 1902.
A Monday washing, New York City, 1900