Our Own Country: Representing Our Native Land and Its Splendid Natural Scenery, Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls, Geysers, Glaciers, Mountains, Canons, and Entrancing Landscapes, Reproduced in a Series of Five Hundred Superb Original Photographs, In Royal Purple Colors, with Graphic Historical Descriptions and Character Sketches, Constituting a Complete Historic and Geographic Picturesque America by James Cox. Published by The National Company, St. Beautifully illustrated with over 500 original photographs.
This rare old book offers a snapshot of America's Beautiful Natural Landscapes and scenery. It's voluminous text with over 500 pictures celebrates our nation and depicts its people and their way of life in the 1890's. Many parts of the United States were known to most Americans only from verbal reports, if at all in the late 1890's. This book was an opportunity for many to see for the first time, what they had only abstractly imagined as their country. The pictures are printed in a sepia-like tint known in the day as royal purple.The photos are accompanied by descriptive captions and informative text. In the authors own words: "OUR OWN COUNTRY" will give an insight into the stupendous splendor of the United States. To some it will doubtless be a hint to explore in person what camera and pencil have attempted to depict, while to thousands of others it will simply be a revelation and source of delight. In a word, he will learn that he lives in a country which is blessed as is no other land with endless beauty and matchless variety. "It is the purpose of "OUR OWN COUNTRY to photograph every nook and corner of our native land, and to preserve them in all the freshness and beauty of real life and of nature unadorned. The changes will be many and abrupt; the scenes kaleidoscopic and awe-inspiring; the legends bright and instructive, and the very best that the nation possesses in the lovely and the picturesque will be brought into bold relief. THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI AND NORTHERN LAKES: Summertime at Minnehaha Minnehaha Creek below the Falls Old Fort Snelling Phantom Rock, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin Minnehaha in Winter Rafting in the Dells of the Wisconsin Mirrored Rocks Dells of the Wisconsin Beleaguered Castle Camp Douglas, Wisconsin Witches Gulch Dells of the Wisconsin Romance Cliffs Dells of the St. Mackinac Island Whaleback steamboats of the Northern Lakes Summering in the Apostles Islands Lake Superior Camping in the Woods of Wisconsin Scene on the St Croix River near the Falls Plowing for wheat in northern Minnesota Pictured Rocks of Lake Superior Rustic Bridge in the black Hills of Dakota Some "Bad Indians" belonging to the Government Police Camp of Ojibway Indians, Minnesota A Ranch in North Dakota Falls of Miner's River Near Lake Superior. IN THE BLACK HILLS OF DAKOTA: Sioux Indian hut of North Dakota and Manitoba Interior of Gold Stamp Mill Deadwood Silver ore and smelter A real live cowboy Home of the cowboy A schoolhouse on the frontier Spearfish Creek above the Falls The late President Chester Arthur and party camping in the Black Hills Spearfish Canon The last of the Buffaloes Standing Rock Agency: Issuing beef to Indians Crow Butte near Crawford, Nebraska Sitting Bull's camp before the Custer Massacre Sioux Indian war dance Chief Rain-in-the-Face and his war pony Deadwood Gulch A glimpse of the Bad Lands Knife-Blade or Needle-Point, Black Hills Elk Canon Black Hills Railroad Building in the Black Hills General Custer and Grand Duke Alexis Western hunters hut View of Deadwood South Dakota Moose hunters camp. Muir Glacier Rugged point of Muir Glacier Steamer in Glacier Bay Visitors at the Glacier Front view of Muir Glacier City of Vancouver British Columbia in the 1870s Ice wall of Muir Glacier Tourists landing at Muir Glacier Glacier Bay from top of Muir Glacier Broken glacier on Mount Hood, Oregon An Oregon forest Cloud Cap Inn, Mount Hood Mount Hood, Oregon Cathedral Rock, Columbia River Dalles of the Columbia River Old block-house on the Columbia River Multnomah Falls, Oregon Lone Rock, Columbia River Camp of Umatilla Indians Winter on the Columbia River Shoshone Falls, Idaho The ferry at Shoshone Falls Brink of Shoshone Falls Eagle Rock on the brink of Shoshone Falls. YELLOWSTONE: Diana's Bath, Mammoth Hot Springs Giant geyser Gibbon Falls Mammoth Paint Pot Crater of Mammoth Geyser Coating Spring Terrace Pulpit Terrace Preaching from Pulpit Terrace Jupiter Terrace, Yellowstone Park Crater of Grand Geyser Lone Star Geyser Old Faithful in Action Little Fire-hole Falls Cone of Grotto Geyser Crater of Deluge Geyser Kepler's Cascae, Fire-hole River Yellowstone Canon The Golden Gate Road Biscuit Basin Tower Falls Peculiar formation of the Hot Springs Yellowstone Lake Gardiner River Road and Canon, Yellowstone Park Minerva Terrace Devil's Punch Bowl. YOSEMITE: A glimpse at Yosemite in the early morning Vernal Falls, Yosemite Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite The Silver Apron Our photographer at Glacier Point Making love at a height of 3200 feet Nevada Falls, Yosemite Yosemite Falls after a snowstorm El Capitan Illillouette Falls and South Dome Profile of Upper Yosemite Falls Agassiz Rock Merced River and Yosemite Valley The Three Brothers Cathedral Rocks and Reflection. CALIFORNIA: Lake Tahoe and Cave Rock Home of Perchango (Temecular) Indians Prospecting for gold in California Najaqui Falls, Gaviota Pass, California A young Yuma Indian Yuma Indian squaws Trains loaded with big trees Old chief of the Yuma Indians An uncivilized "Digger" Indian A glen near Gaviota Pass A California olive orchard Beach and bath house, Ocean Park, California Avalon, Catalina Island The old palms at Los Angeles Way-side hut, Southern California Native Mexican village, southern California East Lake Park, Los Angeles, California A California landscape The old Mission Garden An 18 year old cactus A California banana garden View in the San Bernardino Valley An ideal California home Avenue of Draecena Palms Mount Hamilton and Lick Observatory as they appeared before the Great Earthquake Dust to dust. Ashes to ashes Aristocratic Mexican adobe, Southern California Cliffs of the Pacific Shore California cottage and gold of Ophir rose Characteristic California lawn The White Deerskin dance Cadrilla celebration Indian funeral and cemetery Camping in California Effects of civilization on the "Digger" Indian Interior of a Mexican home, California Among the ferns and redwoods of California Orange tree in fruit Interior of Chinese theatre, San Francisco Logging in the Redwoods Court of Palace Hotel, San Francisco An Aristocratic Chinese Lady of San Francisco A Fallen Giant The Surf at Cliff House The Golden Gate Golden Gate Park and Mid-Winter Fair, San Francisco Old Fort Humboldt, California California Rural Ferry-Boat Hydraulic Gold Mining. Scenery on Mad River, California In the Depths of the Forest Happy Indian Family California Landscape and Train of Pack-Mules Fairy-Land The Ghost Dance Navajo War-Chief and His Daughter Youth and Old Age - Remnants of Mojave Indians Yaqui Indians, Descendants of the Aztecs Mother's Pride North Fork Falls, Humboldt County, California Sunday Morning. ARIZONA AND THE GRAND CANYON: An Arizona landscape Beautiful Mexican girl and the giant cactus Camping among the big trees A Mexican family and their home, southern Arizona Arizona stage coach and passengers Camping on the way to the Grand Canon of the Colorado The Point of Rocks The Universal Adobe Bridal Veil Falls Grand Canon of the Colorado Relics of the cliff dwellers Homes of the Pueblos near Grand Canon Climbing the cliffs of the Grand Canon A cave of the cliff dwellers Pueblo Indians in holiday attire Wall of stalactite cave, Grand Canon A Pueblo belle Relics of an ancient race General view of the Grand Canon of the Colorado Silver Apron Falls, Grand Canon of the Colorado Twin Cascade, Grand Canon of the Colorado Along the trail to Bridal Veil Falls, Grand Canon of the Colorado Our photographers climbing the Canon wall with ropes Singular rock formations of the Canon Stony cataract, Canon trail Yavai supai Indian from the regions of the Grand Canon Along the brink of the abyss Pima Indian village and family Little Bear, Arapahoe Indian Maricopa warriors Cheyenne Indian boy with bow and arrows Hance's Cabin, near the descent to the Canyon Cliff dwellings and fortified rock Stone palace of cliff dwellers, Grand Canon Neetmok Cliff The cliffs from the bottom of the Canon Solomon's Temple, Grand Canon Mud cliffs on the Verde River, Arizona The "Needles" from Cantilever Bridge, Colorado River Village of Pueblo Indians near Grand Canon Prehistoric ruins of Aztec Springs, Arizona Temple of Set, From the Sphinx, Grand Cañon of the Colorado Prehistoric Hieroglyphics, Near Phoenix, Ariz. Big Spotted Horse, Pawnee Big Mouth, Arapahoe The Roosevelt Dam. UTAH: A Garden of Eden in the Desert Poverty Personified Palace of a Pueblo Indian Chief Battle Creek Falls, near Pleasant Grove, Utah Grave of Brigham Young, Salt Lake City The Amelia Palace, Salt Lake City Provo Falls, Utah General view of Salt Lake City Tabernacle, Salt Lake City The Castle, Price Canon, Utah Great Salt Lake, From Garfield Beach Zion's Co-Operative Mercantile Association Ruby Castle, Grand River, Utah Portals of Grand River Canon The Devil's slide, Weber Canon, Utah Sandstones of Platte Canon, Utah The "Organ, " Green River, Utah.
NEW MEXICO: The Navajo Church near Fort Wingate. New Mexico Group of natives near Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico Home of Kit Carson near Taos, New Mexico Street view in Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico The old church at Pueblo of Taos Fishing at Wagon Wheel Gap, Colorado Governor's dining room in the Old Palace, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico United States Military Headquarters, New Mexico Camp of Cinnamon Bear Hunters, New Mexico Cliff Houses, Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico The Royal Gorge, Colorado Street View in Native Section of Santa Fe, New Mexico Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico. COLORADO: Fishing at Wagon-Wheel Gap, Colorado Grand View of Cañon Rio Las Amimas, Colorado The Royal Gorge, Colorado Mountain of the Holy Cross, Colorado The Pyramids, Perry Park, Colorado Profile Rocks, Perry Park, Colorado The Toll-Gate, Mount Ouray, Colorado The Cascade at Ouray, Colorado Falls in Williams Canon, Colorado Chippeta Falls, Colorado Bear Creek Falls, near Ouray, Colorado Scene in Box Canon, Colorado Sultan Mountain, Baker's Park, Colorado Along the Ute Pass, Colorado The Belle and the Bell at Empire, Colorado Ute Pass, Colorado. Clear Creek Valley, Near Empire, Colorado View From Garfield Mountain, Colorado Cheyenne Falls, Colorado The Franklin Hermitage, Georgetown, Colorado Fishing in Cleer Creek, Colorado The "Lioness, " Minturn, Colorado Seeking Refuge in a Mine From a Storm Assorting and Sacking Rich Silver Ore Garden of the Gods and Pike's Peak Summit of Pike's Peak Balanced Rock (Special View) Seal and Bear, Garden of the Gods Entrance to a Colorado Silver Mine Prospectors in the Rocky Mountains Cathedral Spires, Garden of the Gods The Loop and Bridge at Georgetown, Colorado Visitors at "Hidden Treasure " Gold Mine, Col.
Pike's Peak as Seen From Colorado Springs. THE MIDWEST: A Sabbath-Day at a Miner's Camp Our Photographer Visits a Miner's Camp Scenery in the Rocky Mountains "Loaded, " the Children and the Donkey The Dutch Wedding Bird's eye view of Old Fot Riley, Kansas Remains of the first Kansas State House "Geographical Center" of the United States View of the Mississippi River from Rock Island, home of Black Hawk Killing time at a western fort New recruits for Uncle Sam's army View on the Des Moines River at High Bridge near the city of Des Moines, lowa Path of an Iowa Cyclone A Sylvan retreat on the Des Moines An artist's view of the Des Moines River Flint Falls, Pike County, Illinois View on the Illinois River near Griggsville Hunter's Camp, Clear Lake, Illinois Oldest brick house in the Mississippi Valley, residence of Mrs. Illinois The old Court House at Cahokia Illinois River Des Peres. Forest Park St Louis A winter's day on the Mississippi Eads Bridge, St Louis On the Hinkston River near Columbia Missouri Natural Coke Mine, Aurora Spring, Miller County, Missouri Keokuk Dam Meramec Springs, Missouri The Rapids, Meramec Springs, Missouri Landscape in Jefferson County, Missouri Old Meramec iron furnace "Aunt Mary" of Gray's Summit, Missouri Pilot Knob and Arcadia Valley, Missouri Among the Meramec Hills in Franklin County, Missouri Landscape near Kimmswick, Missouri Scenery near Iron Mountain.Missouri Cliffs of the Merame near Glencoe Missouri Sentinel Rock on the Mississippi River south of St Louis Landscape in the Merame Valley. Missouri Horseshoe Curve of the Merame near Glencoe Missouri Picnic Party at Merame Highlands In the Ozark Mountains, Howell County, Missouri The log cabin home near Labadie Missouri "Aunt Dinah's" daily drawing from the well. THE SOUTH: In the hills of the Ouachita near Hot Springs Arkansas The hominy beater - Waiting for dinner Scene on Sawmill Creek, Reynolds County, Missouri Old Scotia, Missouri Black family and their home Hunting turkeys in the Ozark Mountains A country store in Oklahoma Group of Cherokee Indians A family of Choctaw Indians Eureka Springs, Arkansas A Cherokee belle Black Owl, Mary and Sitting Woman The Three graces - Osage Indian women Crooked Face and his family Scenery in the mountains of western Arkansas Rice plant well, Arkansas The Old South - Relics of slavery In the forests of Arkansas Farm house and 1000-acre farm near Little Rock, Arkansas "Watermelon time" A Texas cotton plantation A southern Arkansas homesteader and his family Picking cotton Dinner time A Texas sugar plantation "The Quarters" at a Texas Plantation The Alamo, San Antonio Texas A planter's home on the Red River View on Devil's River, Texas Southern convict svstem, gang of convicts at dinner Planter's mansion on the Brazos River, Texas Louisiana sugar planter's mansion Steam-boating on Buffalo Bayou, Texas Wharf scene on the Lower Red River A Louisiana cane field A primitive sugar mill in Louisiana Louisiana rice field ready for the harvest The deserted home, a relic of the war A southern cotton market King Cotton departs for Europe A mansion of the New South Steamship unloading bananas at New Orleans Moss-picker's camp Ghosts of the past, deserted slave quarters A southern cottage home Street scenes in old New Orleans The palmetto avenue Avenue of tombs.
St Rock's Cemetery, New Orleans Side vaults. St Rock's Cemeterv New Orleans The old folks at home Day dreaming on the Suwanee River A pleasure party on the Suwanee River Our photographer and the cocoanuts A cottage on the Suwanee River Monument on battlefield at New Orleans Tourists at Silver Spring, Florida The old torpedo boat at Spanish fort. New Orleans Oldest house in New Orleans. Formerly used as a court house St Augustine and the bay, from Fort Marion The watch tower, Fort Marion A pineapple orchard Tourists on the Ocklawaha River, Florida Plaza and slave market, St Augustine, Florida View on Halifax River, Florida The levee at New Orleans Entrance to Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans An old tomb in Metairie Cemetery Avenue of tombs, Girod Cemetery, New Orleans Steamship passing through the jetties below New Orleans Scene in French market, New Orleans Tampa Bay, Florida Beauvoir, home of Jefferson Davis A wreck on the Gulf Coast Scene on the Indian River, Florida Tallahassee, scout of the Indian River Billy Bowlegs, son of the famous chief Banyan tree near Key West, Florida The harbor at Key West, Florida Street scene in Key West The Jasper Monument, Savannah Georgia Spanish Bayonet in bloom, Charleston South Carolina Country gentleman and his team Fort Sumter as it now appears Tomb of Andrew Jackson at "The Hermitage" Old mansion and tomb of President Polk.
Nashville "The Hermitage" home of Andrew Jackson near Nashville Aerial cable-car across the Tennessee River at Knoxville Steamboating on the Cumberland River Capitol Square and Washington Monument Richmond, Virginia Interior of Church at Alexandria, Virginia Falling Springs near Warm Springs, Virginia Braddock's headquarters, Alexandria, Virginia Chair in which Washinaton was nursed The great Natural Bride of Virginia. NEW YORK, NEW ENGLAND & EASTERN STATES: Interior of Independence Hall, Philadelphia The William Penn mansion as it stands in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Blue Ridge Mountain scenery and Virginia Military Institute Monument of Stephen Girard in Girard College Monument to Girard students who died in the war Tomb of General Robert E Lee, Lexington, Virginia Camping in the Catskill Mountains Washington's headquarters at Valley Forge Camping in the Catskill Mountains Niagara Falls in the wintertime Rapids above Niagara Falls Washington statue, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York The Obelisk, Central Park, New York Tomb of General Grant, Riverside Park, New York The bridge at Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, NY Roa Hook, on the Hudson Peekskill Bay and Hudson Narrows, Peekskill, NY A lodge in the Adirondacks Grave of Jonathan Edwards, Princeton, New Jersey A Vermont homesteader Washington Elm, now destroyed, Cambridge, Massachusetts The Longfellow Monument. Massachusetts View among the Thousand Islands of the St Lawrence Where John Brown's body lies mouldering Harvard College and grounds, Cambridge, Massachusetts Portion of Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut Along the historic road to Concord Statue of Minute Man, Concord Battlefield The historic bridge at Concord, Massachusetts Hawthorne's house, Concord, Massachusetts Old New England farmhouse, built in 1636 Burial place of the Stockbridge Indians, near Stockbridge, Massachusetts The Hamilton Statue, Boston John Hancock's house, Boston, Massachusetts Bunker Hill The original Witch House, Salem, Massachusetts Jimmie, the famous fisherman of the Maine coast. CONDITION: This book is in poor condition. The cover is very worn, ripped, soiled, scuffed, stained, torn, tattered, and it is loosening/separating from spine but still attached.Pages have turned yellow from age. Foxing to paper commensurate with age. There are small tears throughout the book. Pieces of pages 201 to 204 have been torn off but pages are still legible. Preface page, and pages 13 to 16 are separated from the spine but are still present.
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