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Photograph album of a cross-country trip from New York to California, 1903
94/50  
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Description
Album of amateur photographs, dated April-Nov. 1903, documenting a trip by a group of German-speaking travelers from the area around Troy in upstate New York, to Los Angeles, Calif.
Extent
1 album (204 photographic prints) : b&w ; 31 x 26 cm (album)

Photographs (199) are mounted on first [29] leaves of white paper (now very brown and brittle with age), generally four to a page, but in the case of larger photographs, one or two to a page; first [16] leaves contain captions, principally in German, neatly written in ink below photograph, including identification of subject and date. Towards the end of the album, what captions there are have been hastily scribbled in pencil, most undated. In some cases, no captions are supplied at all. Fifty-six leaves at end are blank, with five loose photographs laid in, possibly photos sent to the owner of the album from relatives or friends in Germany.

Bound in contemporary half-binding of red and green marbled paper boards, with black leather spine and corners.

Spec. Coll. copy: For preservation purposes, album has been disbound, with leaves individually housed within mylar sleeves, and laid in original album covers, preserving original arrangement. In modern beige cloth clamshell box with velcro closure; box label reads "Southern California 94/50."
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Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.