Rio Grand Rocky Mountains Railroad Souvenir Album c. 1910 pictorial bookBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Americana, Rocky Mountains, Rio Grande, Railroad, Souvenir Album, Pictorial Book).
Rocky Mountain Views of the Rio Grand, The Scenic Line of the World.
Published c. 1910, Denver, Colorado by the Smith-Brooks Printing Company.
c. 48 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with 22 tipped in color view plates plus a full page route map.
An early owner has heavily extra-illustrated the album with many supplemental early 20th century b&w photos related to the region. Some of these are amateur photos and are labelled. They include oil wells, Indian children returning home from school, various photos inside the Grand Canyon, Mormon temple in Salt Lake city, nine from Pikes Peak Colorado, numerous of San Francisco, etc.
Publisher's pictorial card stock wrappers, oblong format, decorative binding string.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 10" H x 12" W.