Ishpeming, Mi. Childs Art Gallery, [ca. 1890]. Twenty photographs on  leaves. Original gray card covers, printed in gilt, string-tied. Rear cover detached, front cover heavily soiled and worn; corners chipped. Photographs mounted to stiff card leaves with printed captions. Some light scattered soiling and wear, but photographs clean and strong. Good. Item #1742
Charming photographically-illustrated souvenir of Ishpeming, Michigan, a town located in the central Upper Peninsula. Published by the Childs Art Gallery, with photographs by C.D. Cole, each captioned leaf contains a mounted photograph (or occasionally two) with vistas of the town and its sites. The opening image is "Ishpeming, Looking North-East," which gives a view of the town with industrial works in the foreground. A lovely view of Main Street follows, with several carriages and pedestrians in the background and a curious black dog staring straight at the camera in the immediate foreground. There are also views of Euclid Street, Pine Street, Strawberry Hill, Lake Street, and several individual residences, as well as views of nearby Lake Bancroft and the Lake Superior Iron Mine. Rare, with no copies located in OCLC. A handsome production.