Pikes Peak by Auto and Cog Road
Pikes Peak by Auto and Cog Road
Pikes Peak by Auto and Cog Road
Pikes Peak by Auto and Cog Road

Pikes Peak by Auto and Cog Road

Colorado Springs and Manitou, CO: Stewart Bros.

Softcover. Very Good. Souvenir view book, 6 x 8 inches, oblong, in original illustrated, string-tied wrappers. c. 1920. One page of text is followed by 19 photomechanically reproduced views made by the Albertype Company. Slight soiling and some shelf wear to wrappers, 1/2 inch tear to one view; otherwise very nice. Text page reads in part: "Pikes Peak has been the distinguished land mark in the Western country ever since the white man started to immigrate Westward ... In eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the Cog Road was completed and since that time has been carrying sightseers to the summit by thousands yearly ... Now it is possible for you to step out of your hotel into a car and ride in perfect comfort to the very top of the famous mountain and who knows but in a few years these present ways of ascending the mountain may be as antiquated as trail is now." Includes views of Pikes Peak taken from Colorado Springs and from Manitou (showing the towns), an airplane view of the auto road, several shots of different parts of the road with card driving up, the observatory and summit house at the top, views looking down, and several shots of different parts of the cog railway. Uncommon; three copies located in OCLC.

Item #2795

Price: $75.00

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