Two US Capitols Photography Albums. [764 Original Photographs].
nd [circa 1930s]. Unique Edition. Hardcover. The collection consists of 764 b/w images of the 48 US state capitols and that of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Vol. 1 (364 images) starts with Washington, DC and covers Alabama through Montana. Vol. 2 (400 images) covers Nebraska through Wyoming. The last 3 pages of Vol. 2 shows images of the interior of the various capitol domes. Each state capitol includes one 5x7 or 4x6 inch image surrounded by smaller images of varying sizes (most 2.5x2.5 or 4.5x2.5 inch). Each image mounted with black corner-tabs and includes a stamped number at verso (no handwritten notations). Several of the dome images show blue stamp of "Omaha, Nebraska / Sept. 25, 1937 / Kodatone". State pages also show what appears to be a later state stamp (removable).These volumes embody a remarkable collection of images. The unknown photographer traveled the country collecting images of the (then existing) state capitol. The photographer captured not only the facade of each building but, in most cases, all sides and the interior of the various domes. The images capture, if you will, the body politic of American governmental architecture. An exceptional and unique collection of images. Very Good+. [Images Fine]. Item #6010 Light shelf/edge wear, tips through at heads, one imge apparently missing from front pastedown of Vol. 2, else tight, bright and unmarred. Black textured paper boards (faux-leather), in blind decorative elements, gilt lettering, stringbound. Oblong 4to. np. Illus. (b/w plates).