[COLORADO] Photographically illustrated journal describing an 1890 hunting trip to Colorado.
Cloth album bound with ties stamped "Souvenir Colorado 1890" on the upper cover, the album approximately 10 1/2 x 11 inches. Contains 43 typed pages in blue ink, the first leaf headed "The Slicker Club 1890," the text with approximately 41 photographs mounted within the text (each about 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches) and most with annotations by hand in red ink, the images depicting the hunting party, camp scenes, mountain and lake views, etc. The album closes with a manuscript map in pencil "Rough Sketch of Trapper's Lake" and a manuscript list of those in the party. The upper cover with a gilt square for a photograph which is not present resulting in some residue of the former mounting, the covers lightly soiled, the ties likely replaced, internally very well preserved but with some minor thumbsoiling and occasional short tears.
The front blank of this album is signed "Amelia B. Barber", likely the author of the typescript within. The narrative here is of a hunting trip around Trapper Lake in 1890, with Barber providing much detail of the guides, her companions, the difficult terrain, etc. Such illustrated albums written by women of the period are certainly uncommon.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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