1915 Travel Photo/Postcard Album
PPIE San Francisco, California, Grand Canyon and more:
A pleasing and comprehensive holiday travel album with focus on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915, and travel in the Southwest including Monterey, Carmel, Coronado Hotel, Royal Gorge, Santa Cruz, Colorado, Arizona, Grand Canyon, &c. Leather album (worn) with gilt “Photographs” lower right front cover and small paper label with handwritten “Aug 1915” upper right. 92 postcards and 64 photographs, on 79 pages. Most of the album is used. There are no missing pages and apparently no images removed. One leaf is split 3/4s of the way at gutter but remains attached. All images remain pasted in, though one card is somewhat loose. Cards and photos were pasted in from the top only, so you can peek underneath. The album measures 11.25 x 7.25 inches. All cards and photos are in excellent condition with no creasing: vibrant colors to all cards and crisp photos. The photos are personal original prints, not purchased; some are captioned in pencil. Bear with me as I list the contents:
5 photos at the Grand Canyon including one of the lady traveler at rail and another of her next to Hermit’s Rest > this is a very early photo of Hermit’s Rest as it was constructed the year before.
Numerous photos and postcards of the Panama Pacific International Exposition and of the Panama California Exposition interspersed. Postcards are #1508: Bird’s Eye View SF and Expo; #1534 Bird’s Eye from Presidio Heights #1511 Bird’s Expo & SF; #1524 General view of Expo at night; #1504 Main Exhibit Palaces; #1549 Main entrance; #1502 Service Building; #1547 North Facade, Liberal arts; #1513 Main entrance Food products; #1536 Vista; #1519 Bizantine doorway; #1516 Portalito Palace; #1548 Palace of Education; #1540 Main Portal Manufacturers; #1569 West Facade Festive; #1514 Main portal Varied Industries; #1517 Entrance to Liberal Arts; #1537 Towers of California Counties; #1531 California Counties; 2 photos of the Bells of San Gabriel, 3 photos of ostriches, 1 of alligator, 2 of gardens: perhaps at Expo or Coronado Hotel; #1541 Palace of Varied Industries; #1545 East Facade Palace of Varied Industries & Mines. A photo captioned in pencil: “Coronado (sic) Hotel” [it is clearly the famous Coronado], another captioned “another view”, 2 more of the hotel not captioned. PPIE pc #1503 Indian Village, Santa Fe Grand Canyon Concession; #1507 The Submarines; #1574 Niche in the Court; #1512 Half Dome; #1520 Arches in Court; #1509 Niche in Court. Photos: garden, beach, captioned photos: “Monterey”; “Bird Rock”. #1528 View Inside Court; #1543 Colonnades; #1562 Palace of Horticulture South Elevation; #1542 Glass Dome; #1529 Festival Hall; #1550 Festival Hall from Avenue of Palms. 4 photos of trees and cacti, one photo captioned “Carmel”. #1553 Palace of Fine Arts; # 1576 Rotunda; #1506 Columns and Travertine; #1530 Arch of Setting Sun. Numerous photos of Expo buildings, one captioned “Art Building at P.P.I.E. 1915”. #1575 Nations of the East; #1551 Nations of the West; #1552 Column of Progress; #1539 Colonnade in Court of the Universe; #1532 Night Scene in the South Gardens; #1538 Palace of Mines; #1527 Glimpse of Machinery Palace; #1523 Vestibule. 2 photos at docks: one has a sign “US Warships Open To Visitors”, the other is of a train with ship masts with caption in pencil that I can’t make out. #1515 One of Three Main Portals of Machinery Palace; #1525 Machinery Palace; #1513 Oregon State Building; #1501 Nations of the East; #1966 Niche in Court of Four Seasons. 8 photos taken from a train: desert & mountain landscape: 6 show track, 2 are captioned Royal Gorge and show railway bridge.
Postcards from here on are not PPIE:
Eagle River Canyon Colorado w/ train; Fred Harvey Santa Fe Railroad map showing routes from SF to Chicago & Galveston w/ red circles marking hotels; Spanish Peaks; Grand River Canyon (w/ train); Double Track Eagle River Canon, Colo. (with train); Snowy Range Trinidad Colo.; Fisher’s Peak and Trinidad. 2 photos captioned “Pike’s Peak” one of which shows the (presumed) husband and wife travelers. 2 photos captioned “Garden of the Gods”. 2 photos: one captioned “Denver State Capital”, the other “Park at Denver”. Postcards following Denver photos are not PPIE: First theatre in California at Monterey; First house built of lumber in California at Monterey; House where Robert Louis Stevenson Lived Monterey; San Carlos Mission [sepia tone]; Colton Hall; Old Custom House Monterey; Spanish Bayonet; A Giant Cactus; Descending from Cajon Pass on Southern California Side of Coast Range (with locomotive / Fred Harvey); At the summit of the coast range [Fred Harvey]; “Jumbo” at Santa Cruz grove; “General Fremont” Santa Cruz; Big Tree Station Santa Cruz; “Lot’s Wife” Death Valley [Fred Harvey]; A rose covered cottage Pasadena; City Park and Hotel Green Pasadena; Colorado Street and Maryland Pergola Pasadena; A California Vista; Cawston Ostrich Farm; Ostrich chicks at Cawston Farm; The Desert Arizona [Dressler / Fred Harvey]; The “California Limited” on the Desert [captioned in pencil “Joshua trees”]; A Mirage on the Arizona Desert [Betts / Fred Harvey]; Arizona Afterglow [Lungren / Fred Harvey]; The San Francisco Peaks Arizona [Betts / Fred Harvey]; Red Buttes in Canyon De Chelley Arizona; California Limited crossing Johnson’s Canyon Ariz. [Fred Harvey]; Canyon Diablo Arizona (with long train on bridge). Last but certainly not least: 7 Fred Harvey Corp. Native American Indian cards: Kodeh a Hopi Belle; Hopi Courtship Pueblo of Shumopavi; Hopi Maiden dressing hair; Hopi Boy Arizona; Pedro a Navaho; Navaho Squaw weaving blanket Arizona; Navaho Indian Family and Hogan Arizona.