Los Angeles, nd(ca.1890): The Denison News Company. Octavo. 20 leaves of plates. Though issued circa near the time of their "Pacific Coast Album" [OCLC 19940110], this copy does not appear in OCLC. The front cover simply says: Arizona and has a paste down picture of a cactus. What is interesting is after beginning with a trip from Redlands, California, their choice of Arizona scenes after the Yuma and Southern Pacific Railway Bridge, there is photograph of a pow-wow of Indian chiefs at the Yuma reservation, an inset photograph of Apaches and Pimas (though they normally kept their distance), a Mexican home in Arizona, pictures of an irrigation dam, major monuments and churches, and ending where the railroad took visitors to El Paso. Clearly, this was an item to promote interest in travel to Arizona and often these were partially underwritten by the railroad featured in a few of the scenes. Since it showed scenes that can be viewed from the railroad and the end of hostile Indians, it attracted eastern visitors who could travel in relative style unlike the difficult travel in the days of when the stage coach dominated in state travel. String bound in dark gray wrapper with paste down picture of a cactus, lettering white, some edge wear, tiny tears and curling to wraps.
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