CROSLEY, ME: California’s Mother Lode: A Pictorial History

California's Mother Lode: A Pictorial History, book coverCrosley, Mary Edith. California’s Mother Lode: A Pictorial History. Crosley, 1959. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30194) $12.00

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In the United States, Mother Lode is most famously the name given to a long alignment of hard-rock gold deposits stretching northwest-southeast in the Sierra Nevada of California. It was discovered in the early 1850s, during the California gold rush.

Photographs and maps with descriptive text. 46p.

Lain in reprint “Gold: King of Metals” from the 1965 issue of Reader’s Digest.

EHRENS, S: Alma Lavenson: Photographs

Ehrens, Susan. Alma Lavenson: Photographs. Wildwood Arts, 1990. ISBN: 0826312381. Unmarked. Inscribed to previous owner on title page, presumably by the author. Very Good. Paperback. (#30133) $20.00

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Includes 76 flutones and 25 halftone illustrations. Essays by Susan Ehrens and Jay McKean Fisher. Includes Old Mexico travel letters, 1926. Biographical chronology. Selected exhibition history. Bibliography. Selected collections.

Alma Lavenson (1897-1989) was an American photographer of the first half of the 20th century. She worked with and was a close friend of Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston and other photographic masters of the period.

ZAUNER, P: The Train Whistle’s Echo: Story of the Western Railroad Era

The Train Whistle's Echo: Story of the Western Railroad Era, coverZauner, Phyllis. The Train Whistle’s Echo: Story of the Western Railroad Era. Zanel Publications, 1981. ISBN: 093691405X. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#28196) $12.00

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Well illustrated. Includes maps, advertisements, photographs, etc. 63p. Inlaid 6.25×9 inch postcard of “California’s Golden Way: The Mother Lode, State Highway 49” printed by EM Ralston.