Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 12

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Accomplished photographer's Grand Tour album with 94 exquisitely hand-colored photographs by T. A. Cooper, who had the great fortune of enjoying a 10-month long trip that took him from Hawaii to the Western and Southwestern U.S., the Caribbean, Australia, and to New York City. The pictures were taken from May 4, 1934-April 2, 1935. The trip starts aboard the cruise ship S. S. Empress of Japan, which voyages to Honolulu. Cooper's photographs of the remarkably verdant island and scenes of venders selling leis are delicately tinted. Back onboard the Empress the ship arrives in Los Angeles, where he visits Universal City studios and the Huntington Hotel. Next stop is the Grand Canyon; the coloration of the rock formations is vivid and realistic. From there Cooper travels to Havana, Cuba, where he captures the drama of a tropical sky as well as scenes of Panama and Costa Rica. The last picture is of the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC. Silver prints, 3 1/4x5 1/4 inches (8.3x13.3 cm.), each is tinted and, apparently, with Cooper's signature, date, and notations, in pencil, on verso. Small 4to, leatherette, ties. 1934-1935