Over 280 authentic, rare, and often unpublished vintage photographs explore life in the Old West - from the Gold Rush to the First World War. Here are the stagecoaches, the horse drawn wagons, the towns, and the people who lived on the frontier of America. These are the people who bet their lives on a trip of hundreds of days in cramped wagons through very dangerous territories. It is remarkable that there were photographers to record these events on film. Their images preserve the experience of everyday life for many prairie pioneers. This visual record is supported with narratives, many in the first person, and important historical information. Historians, vintage photograph collectors, and Old West fans will find this work a fascinating addition to their libraries.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||11.08(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)|