1935-1936 Photo Album of a Trip Through California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF TRIP TO CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA. 1935-1936. 98 pp. 167 silver gelatin photographs, sized 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2," all with identifying text below in white ink, written neatly at the very lower fore-edge of the blank margin in pen, or within the negative. Annotated photo album documenting a couple’s travels through California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia in their 1935 Dodge 4-door sedan, including trips to Pine Flats, Death Valley, Yosemite, the Redwoods, the Oregon Coast, along the Columbia River Gorge, the Olympic Peninsula, the Washington Coast, and into Victoria and British Columbia. This well-documented photo album records the automobile travels of a couple as the West Coast began to slowly recover from the Great Depression. Traveling in their sporty 1935 Dodge 4-door sedan featuring suicide doors, the couple begins the album with a trek along the newly finished Palms-Pines Highway, California 74, with photos of the Frazier Mountain, the 16th highest peak in Southern California, along with additional photos of the scenery in the Transverse Range. Additional photos show their La Crescenta, California, home in the snow, their Weaver Street house, a visit to Yosemite with the requisite bears picture, as well as a drive down to the Salton Sea. In August, 1935, they drive to Lake Tahoe and then onto the California Redwoods, Gold Beach, Oregon, up the Oregon Coast, along the historic Columbia River Highway into the Columbia River Gorge. After a stop at their Grants Pass, Oregon farm the couple visits Lake Sutherland and Lake Crescent on the Olympic Peninsula, with an extended trip to the Mt. Rainier National Park, and hiking Paradise trail around the mountain. Many of the photos show the trip over to Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, a picturesque sojourn to Butchart Gardens which ended 1935. The 1936 trips included visits to Bishop, California, the Sierra Nevada mountains, Mammoth Lake, Grant Lake, views of Death Valley, and the Painted Desert, along with many additional photos of their Grants Pass home along the Rogue River, with images of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Baldy. Minor rubbing and edgewear along with minor wear to some of the leaves. Very good exemplar with all the photos retaining bright strong contrast.