Crystal Park Auto Trip. Colorado Springs and Manitou.
1915 Photographic souvenir of an autobus tour of Colorado Springs and Manitou
1915 Photographic souvenir of an autobus tour of Colorado Springs and Manitou.
The folding photo brochure contains two mounted photographs, one depicting a sweeping roadside view of the Rocky Mountain terrain and the second showing an 18-member tour group, plus their driver, posing in front of a five-row touring automobile or autocar whose canopy roof reads “Crystal Park.”
A handprinted caption within the photographic negative gives the date August 22, 1915 and the mountainous altitude of the touring group: “8745 Ft.”—over 1½ miles high. Three tour members are identified: “Moe[?], Mother, M.C.”
Interesting documentary images from the earliest years of automobile touring of the Rocky Mountains.
Description: Crystal Park Auto Trip. Colorado Springs and Manitou.
[Colorado Springs and Manitou, Colorado, 1915]. Folding photo brochure with two mounted sepia tone photographs, each dated or captioned in ink. Brochure: black paper bifolium with printed cover, 6½ x 8¾ inches. Photographs each measuring 5 x 7 inches. Near fine.