New York: Adolph Wittemann, 1884.
Hardcover. Good. 3.25" x 5", oblong, embossed red paper boards stamped in gilt. Internally clean and sound, but lacking paper on the spine, and spine covered in clear tape .Accordion-folded souvenir view book, with 22 lithographed views on 18 panels, as well as a separate five-panel insert at the rear advertising more than 100 souvenir albums sold by Wittemann Brothers that were made using Louis Glaser's process. According to Ron Tyler (unpublished work on 19th century lithographs). Glaser used a "multi-stone lithographic process to achieve a monochromatic effect that seems to have been rare if not unknown among American lithographers. Using five or more stones, they laid down a series of separate shades ranging from white to light sepia-grey to the darkest sepia-grey or black. The finished lithograph has a varnished look that creates greater illusion of depth than a simple lithograph or toned lithograph." Views include a two-panel panorama of the suspension bridge over the Mississippi, St. Anthony Falls, Washburn's Flouring Mills, Nicollet Ave, City Hall, Boston Block, Washington Ave, Syndicate Block, State University, railroad depoot, schools, several churches and a synagogue, Minnehaha Falls in summer and winter.