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OUR INDIAN SUMMER IN THE FAR WEST: AN AUTUMN TOUR OF FIFTEEN THOUSAND MILES IN KANSAS, TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, COLORADO AND THE INDIAN TERRITORY. S. Nugent Townshend. Ed. by Alex Hunt and Kristin Loyd. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2016. Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West, 25. 200 pp. with 66 col. ills. 29 x 29 cm. LC 2015-33014 ISBN 9780806187020 In English.
Publisher's description: In 1879 two Englishmen, writer Samuel Nugent Townshend and photographer John George Hyde, set out for a pleasant Indian summer on a tour of the American West. The duo documented their travels by steamship and train, through Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Chicago, across the Missouri to the "new state of Kansas" and the beginning of the western lands and business opportunities that were to become the focus of their narrative. Reprinted here with critical notes and introduction, Our Indian Summer in the Far West offers an enlightening -- and often entertaining -- perspective on an early moment in the growth of capitalism and industry in the American West. Originally published as a photographic travelogue and guide to British investment in the American West, Townshend and Hyde's account is both idiosyncratic and emblematic of its time. Interested in the West's economic and environmental potential, the two men focused on farming in Kansas, railroads and mining in Colorado, a bear hunt in New Mexico, and ranching in Texas.
Artist(s):Hyde, John George
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1800-1900 — Photography
Plans: 71,59
Worldwide Number: 174048
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