Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
Nineteenth-century American scrapbook compiled by the Elwood Brothers, with 147 numbered pages that are filled with period ephemera. The album, which chronicles their unusual range of interests and trips west, opens with newspaper clippings about the survivors aboard the "good ship U.S. Grant" and includes a host of newspaper items pertaining to cultural news in Europe and the U.S., as well as handwritten lists (of the 9 muses), pictures of "the prisoner's seat" and "the garrote," obits, a poem about a mother-in-law, a "soliloquy" from a chick who has just emerged from its shell, and a newspaper account that reads "The Wonderful Experiments of a French Physician He Rescuscitates a Body but Fails to Bring Back the Spirit," and much more reading for the polymath. The 23 half stereo views, albumen prints, most approximately 3 1/2x3 inches (8.9x7.6 cm.), are by assorted photographers and include scenes of Denver, Colorado City, Pike's Peak, Lake Michigan, Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, Niagara Falls, Rochester, and Boston; each is annotated. Small folio, 1/4 morocco, worn; front hinge cracked. 1874-1877