1965, 1st edition; Bonanza Books publishers, New York; larger hardbound in cinnebar red boards with black lettering along spine; quite good condition with unmarked pages and beautiful photographs; dust jacket has nicks, bumps and minor fading (see pics).
Lavishly illustrated in black and white with historic photographs. This is a companion volume to Picture Gallery Pioneers, 1850 to 1875. This volume includes historic photographs from the violent years after the Civil War when the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Coastal areas saw mining, lumber and construction camps spring up and die.
The author writes of the men who took pictures of all this and selects the best of their work, rare discoveries from the masterful works of Frank H Nowell in Alaska, Arnold Genthe who recorded the San Francisco earthquake and Chinatown, Darius Kinsey's photographs of logging in Washington, Edward S Curtis who took hundreds of pictures of Native Americans, A W Erickson who recorded the magnificent redwoods, and more.