1923 SUPERB, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AND PHOTOGRAPHIC RELIC OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY RAILROAD TRAVEL AND TOURING HOSTED BY DR. ROY ZACHARIAH THOMAS

By: For DR. ROY ZACHARIAH THOMAS

Price: $3,055.99

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Book Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, original manuscript and photographic relic of cross country train travel being the travel diary, photo and postcard album of a "Dr. Roy Zachariah Thomas, Coast to Coast Tour on Rail" in 1923. Thomas was a noted Professor of Chemistry at Winthrop College in Rock Hill South Carolina. He also founded a travel tour company called Thomas Tours Inc. in 1920 and this large full book documents this guided trip from start to finish in superb style. The writer, while unidentified in name appears in one of the photos [Pike Peak Snowball photo], using white ink on the black album paper in a lovely calligraphic hand describes the trip in wonderful detail: Banff, Yellowstone, Colorado Springs, Salt lake City, Portland, Denver, Kansas City, etc. on the large 14 x 10 in pages. All told there are about 200 photos and postcards and most if not all with captions. There is an itinerary pasted in though one item removed beside it, likely a brochure, otherwise complete, and one end screw is missing from the little pole that goes through the book otherwise G+. HISTORICAL NOTES: From Winthrop College website: Dr. Roy Zachariah Thomas brought his family to Rock Hill when he assumed the position of professor of Chemistry at Winthrop College in 1914. The correspondence in the collections traces the growth of the Thomas family and the tour business, Thomas Tours, Inc., that Dr. Thomas founded in the 1920's.

Title: 1923 SUPERB, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AND PHOTOGRAPHIC RELIC OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY RAILROAD TRAVEL AND TOURING HOSTED BY DR. ROY ZACHARIAH THOMAS

Author Name: For DR. ROY ZACHARIAH THOMAS

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: USA AMERICA and CANADA BY RAIL, 1923

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Seller ID: 0002084

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