Pan-American Exposition Buffalo Niagara Falls New York 1901 album w/ 100 viewsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Americana, Pan-American Exposition, Illustrated Books, Souvenir Albums).
One Hundred Views of the Pan-American Exposition Buffalo and Niagara Falls. An Up-to-Date Souvenir Booklet for the Visitor, the Resident, and for the Universal Transmission to show something of the Great Exposition and of the Queen City of the Lakes. With a Brief Descriptive Guide to These Great Attractions. With Suggestions for Pleasure Trips by Lake and Land.
Published 1901, Buffalo, New York by Robert Allan Reid.
c. 76 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with dozens of wonderful bw photographs, many with people and crowds, some great building facades, amusements, ethnic types, street cars, imaginary flying aircraft image, etc.
Publisher's oblong format souvenir view book, heavy paper wrappers, embossed gilt buffalo head and title lettering. Rear cover similar art nouveau style decorative embossed gilt pictorial advertisement for Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York
Booklet is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, slight overall rubbing with minor small spotting, thin sliver of loss at top right cover corner, remains overall attractive as an object, the gold gilt title lettering presenting a mellow and unique patina pleasing to a person interested in such things (and hopefully everyone else as well).
Text block paper is gently toned, minor usage small staining, couple short closed edge tears, internally still mostly clean, well preserved, tight and sound as issued 120 years ago. This inherently fragile oblong format lends itself to a low survival rate.
Still attractive. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in pretty nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail on how this antique book survives.
Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 9" W.