1900 · [Ashland
[Ashland, 1900. Very good plus.. Thirteen silver gelatin photos, each 3.5 x 5.5 inches, mounted inside front cover and on six black paper leaves. Oblong octavo. Original card covers tied with ribbon, front cover with oval cutout. Ribbon mostly perished, minor wear to covers. Images clean and sharp. Lovely vernacular album with thirteen images of Ashland, Oregon, located in the southwestern corner of the state and the connecting point on the Southern Pacific Route between Portland and San Francisco, completed in 1887. The images, which are all part of a numbered series by an unidentified photographer, show scenes around the town in the early 1900s. There are several birds-eye views, as well as images of important local buildings and the rail lines. Someone has compiled them all into a charming vernacular album, with one image mounted in a cutout frame on the cover, and the others mounted one per page. A nice snapshot of the period. Images are as follows:
"3598. Ashland, Oreg. looking toward Boulevard" [a sweeping birds-eye view of the town]
"Birdseye View Ashland, Ore. 3579."
"3601. Main St. Ashland, Oreg. looking north."
"3585. Entrance to Ashland Canyon, Ore."
"R.R. Round House, Ashland, Oreg. 3595."
"3600. Ashland Creek Falls, Oreg."
"3591. Hotel Oregon, Ashland"
"3581. East School, Ashland, Ore."
"3586. High School, Ashland, Ore."
"Yards Ashland, Ore. 3577." [A view of the railyards and depot]
"3590. Chautauqua Park, Ashland, Ore."
"3575. Chautauque Grove, Ashland, Ore."
"3589. State Normal, Ashland, Ore.
(Inventory #: 1248)