Los Angeles, California, Circa 1890. A View Book of the City Before the Advent of the Automobile
San Francisco, Calif.: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 2013. Recent publications. 190 x 140 mm (7.5 x 5.5 in.).  pp. portrait format. Gilt stamped paper covered boards, accordion fold-out style in gift box, printed bottom and acetate top, shrink-wrapped. During the period 1885-1895, before the advent of the automobile and of picture postcards, there was a style of souvenir view book, which used a combination of stone lithography, photography and artisanship to produce a distinctive style that has not been duplicated. The Circa 1890 series of view books has given a new life to this style of souvenir volumes, transforming them into gift items that are beautifully printed, bound and packaged. The production of this project has been taking place for the past several years and the first two view books in the series are being released in early 2013. They are view books of Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, California. These will be followed by other North American cities. These are ideal products for museum gift shops, easy to display with their string covers, boxed in acetate and printed boards and shrink wrapped. New. .
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