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ANTIQUE "America Illustrated" Book ~1879

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    Posted 7 years ago

    tom61375
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    I am a huge collector of antique books. I just love forgotten knowledge and details about places & events that were noted as they occurred. Something that these days historians can't do or impress me with.
    Back in the 19th century if you didn't know what the Unites States of America looked like. This book illustrated everything about the United States at the time of 1879. I am sure this book filled many adventure seekers heads with all sorts of crazy ideas. Such old print images and tales as: The Valley of Yellowstone Nat.'l Park, Hudson River at West point, Natural Bridge-Virginia, Minot's Ledge Lighthouse-Massachusetts, Niagara Falls, Down the Mississippi River, Saratoga Springs and Saratoga Lake, The Erie Canal, In the Adirondacks, Lumbering on the Susquehanna River, The Great Lakes and Their Cities, The East River, The Yosemite Valley, The Region of the Juniata, Mammoth Cave-Kentucky, Sabbath-Day Point & Lake George, The Great Horseshoe Curve on the Pennsylvania Railroad, The Wonders of the Colorado River, Fairmount Park-Philadelphia, Trenton High Falls-New York, Squam Lake-New Hampshire, and the White Mountains. This was all America was all about back then.

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    1. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you aghcollect! =)
    2. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you LeahGoodwin! =)
    3. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you Phil! =)
    4. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you bb2! =)
    5. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you petey! =)
    6. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you walksoftly! =)
    7. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you vetraio50! =)
    8. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Many many thank yous Aimathena! =^)
    9. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Many many thanks DrFluffy! =)
    10. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68, you're the best! =)
    11. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Many many thank yous pops52! =)
    12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      In 1872, Appleton came out w/ the very large 2 volume set called 'Picturing America'. it was a huge best-seller for quite a few years - even a blockbuster.
    13. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Hi ho2cultcha, I did not know that. I'll have to keep my eyes open for it. There is a bookstore here that deals only in very old books. I haven't stopped in for awhile, I'll pay them a visit when I get back and see it they might have it. I like seeing the old printed pictures, they're absolute masterpieces. Many many thanks for the love! =)
    14. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you NicoleJerelen! =)
    15. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you Deanteaks! =)
    16. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you VenessaT! =)
    17. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you officialfuel! =)
    18. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Thank you Zlll! =)

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