American Tour photograph album (1893)

Collection processed and finding aid created by Nadia Seiler, Clayton Lewis, 2005, 2014
Graphics Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: American Tour photograph album
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: 1893
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
The American Tour photograph album contains 96 Photographs of a tour taken of the United States and Canada, featuring the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu

Access and Use

Acquisition Information

1991. F-4.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation

American tour photograph album, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan

Arrangement

This collection is a single bound volume.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The American Tour photograph album (24 x 18 cm) contains 96 Photographs of a tour taken of the United States and Canada, featuring the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. The photographic narrative follows a trip from Southampton, England, across the Atlantic to New York City; Richmond, Virginia; Chicago, Ill.; the Niagara region; Saratoga, New York; the Hudson River valley; and finally New York City and Coney Island, New York. Images from the trans-Atlantic trip include the dock at Southampton, the Steamship SS Paris at sea; the Sandy Hook pilot boat; views of the Statue of Liberty; and steerage passengers on an ocean liner. Several images of Richmond, Va., and rural homes in Amelia County, Va. appear. One view showing a three adults and one child on a wagon "leaving Sherwood" may be of the travelers. Numerous views of the Columbian Exposition grounds in Chicago are at the center of the album. Photographs of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River include an image of Clifford Calverley crossing the river on a tightrope. Other images include barges on both the Saint Lawrence Seaway and Hudson River; boating and scenery at Lake George; and ice houses and sailboats along the Hudson River. Photographs of New York City depict Wall Street; Brighton Beach and Coney Island; the Statue of Liberty; and Jersey City Ferry Boat "Orange." The album's half-bound brown cloth cover is stamped in gilt "American Tour. 1893."

Subject Terms

Subjects:
  • Photographs shelf.
Subjects - Visual Materials:
  • World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)
  • Travel--United States--1890-1900.
  • Farmhouses--Virginia--Amelia County--1890-1900.
  • Ice industry--New York (State)--1890-1900.
  • Ocean liners--1890-1900.
  • Amelia County (Va.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Lake George (N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
Genre Terms:
  • Gelatin silver prints--1890-1900.
  • Photograph albums--1890-1900.

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Container / Location Title
Volume   1 [A.1.1893.1]  
American Tour photograph album,  1893 [series]