Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 29

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
Dedication album belonging to Hon. Henry C. Loudenslager depicting San Francisco's proposed site for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, with 25 photographs by H.C. Tibbits. The purpose of the album was to pitch S.F. as the the ideal location for the world's fair by showing how the city had bounced back after the devastating earthquake of 1906. The introductory text mentions hotels that are "second to none," a "winter climate that is unrivaled," and reclamation projects that will be "side-shows for travelers." With 14 depicting the metropolis' busy downtown area, fashionable café and theatre districts, its big business and banking buildings, colorful Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, plus the handsomely designed Hotel St. Francis and Hotel Fairmont, and 11 of locales outside of the city, such as Mt. Tamalpais and Yosemite Valley. Platinum and/or silver prints, 6x8 inches (15.2x20.3 cm.), each with a printed caption below the image area. 4to, gilt-lettered morocco, worn and chipped; contents clean and bright. Circa 1911

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Henry C. Loudenslager (1852-1911) was a Republican Party politician from New Jersey who represented the 1st Congressional District.