8 Washington, D.C., Photo Souvenir Albums, 1896-1953.
Lot 778. 8 Washington, D.C., Photo Souvenir Albums, 1896-1953. All of these albums but one, which is noted, are softcovers. 1. “Washington – the – National Capital,” 1898 from International Engraving and Illustration, 40 pages, 8” x 9.75” format, g-vg with tape at the spine on one-fourth of the pages inside (tape does not affect any image), complete and intact. Black & white photos including buildings and memorials; interiors showing the Senate chamber and House of Representatives, the Supreme Court and the Executive Mansion (White House); street scenes, one showing horse-drawn carriages, and less commonly pictured buildings. 2. “Washington, The Nation’s Pride,” 1902, published by J. Howard Avil, 44 pages, 8” x 10” format, g-vg; content similar to #1, b&w photos, six pages devoted to the Congressional Library; includes Greenough’s statue of George Washington. 3. “Washington’s Album,” hardbound and undated but likely early 1900s, similar to an 1890 album from J. F. Jarvis of D.C.; 28 fold-out pages, 6.25” x 9.5” format with sepia photos, vg+ to ex with some separation along a couple of folds of the fold-out; includes four pages of historical artwork, two devoted to Brumidi’s Allegorical Painting in the Dome of the U.S. Capitol; also, two pages of buildings from various parts of D.C., and four of the exterior and interior of the White House. 4. “Washington The Nation’s Capital” on the cover and “The City Beautiful” on the title page, undated, likely 1920s, from the B. S. Reynolds Co. of D.C., 62 pages, color photos, 8” x 10.5” format, ex. The right-hand page has a color photo, and the left-hand page, a description of the building or memorial. Cars are in most of the photos. Only exteriors are shown, including the Red Cross Memorial and Thomas Circle. 5. “Lessons in Liberty,” 1927, b&w photos from Vermont Marble Co., 24 pages, 4.75” x 7.75” format, vg+. This little publication covers Arlington National Cemetery in six pages. 6. “Washington – The Washington of To-Day,” 1936 from the B. S. Reynolds Co., 32 pages of color photos, 5.5” x 8.25” format, ex-m. Excellent photos (some artistically impressive and four with cherry blossoms) of monuments and building exteriors followed by a brief description. 7. “Our Nation’s Capital Washington, D.C.,” 1942 from Curt Teich & Co., 64 pages with duotone blue photos, 6.75” x 9.75” format, ex; three pages on the Library of Congress, two on the National Gallery of Art, four on the National Zoo, one on National Airport and several on facilities outside D.C. other than Mt. Vernon. 8. “The Nation’s Capital,” 1953 from American Security and Trust Co., 6” x 9” format, vg+, 48 pages with more than 100 T. Roger Blythe illustrations of the usual buildings and monuments plus such structures as Smithsonian Institution buildings, the Pentagon, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Gallery of Art, the Willard Hotel and Washington Cathedral. Winning Bid $20.