[Columbus, Oh. Ward Bros. 1891]. pp. in an accordion fold. Oblong 12mo. Original black-stamped cloth boards. Wear and chipping to spine ends and corners. First fold separated and reinforced with tape on verso. Light wear else. Good plus. Item #1080
Pictorial souvenir for the tiny town of Beatrice, Nebraska, located in the southeast corner of the state. The town, founded in 1857, experienced a boom in the late-19th century when three major railroads passed through it. The present work opens with a view of the county courthouse, followed by panels containing the railroad station, banks, and industries such as the Beatrice Paving & Building Brick Co., the Canning Works, sewer pipe works, and others. Includes street views and residences, as well as churches and schools -- forty-seven images total. The rear pastedown contains an ad for William H. Hoffstot, bookseller and stationer, and dealer in the present souvenir album. We locate a single copy in OCLC, at the Denver Public Library.