Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1897. Very Good. First Edition. Oblong pictorial [8x11in];; 50 unnumbered leaves of captioned photographs; Green cloth on beveled covers with gilt lettering on front, all edges trimmed; Some shelf wear to covers, edges and corners, covers darkened and soiled with some rubbing along edges, corners and spine, white mark on front, front hinge cracked and loose, occasional soiling and marks on along edges of text. [Kurutz 318]. Item #14025
Frank La Roche (1853-1934) was a Seattle photographer that produced many of the iconic photographs of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, the Klondike gold rush, California and others. He framed the images to tell a story, show action and movement for the viewer. He sold individual prints and produced many albums. This is one of several focused on the Klondike gold rush and were designed to be informative guides to the prospector with extensive captions.