ARTWORK OF CENTRAL INDIANA IN 9 PARTS – THE GRAVURE ILLUST CO. 1908 Very Scarce!
ARTWORK OF CENTRAL INDIANA IN 9 PARTS ~ THE GRAVURE ILLUSTRATION COMPANY, 1908 ~ VERY SCARCE!
Publisher: The Gravure Illustration Company, Chicago (1908)
Exceedingly scarce, complete set of "Artwork of Central Indiana in 9 Parts," by The Gravure Illustration Company, from 1908. 107 leaves of photogravure views depicting various pictorial, architectural, and landscape scenes of Central Indiana compiled in 9 separate softcover books with hardcover folder. These nine books are in fine to very fine condition, save for a small chip to the bottom spine of part 3 and very light foxing on the borders of three pages in Part 3. All photos retain their original tissue papers. The hard cover folder's boards and binding are solid and tight, save for some shelf-wear and discoloration. Please see below for more information on this rare edition, and let me know if you have further questions.
The Gravure Illustrations company was the first company on a commercial scale in the late 1800s to take advantage of a new photographic process which shortened the time and complexity to create photogravures and used those efforts to document and produce large photogravure portfolios documenting specific cities and rural areas around the United States. Due to the photo chemical process in creation and soft cover nature to these portfolios, most did not survive adding to their rarity. After much research, this is the ONLY COPY being offered on the market place for Central Indiana edition with no other documented copies held at a public or private institutions.
Some of the photogravure views in the Central Indiana Portfolio: - Eel River, Logansport - State Capital at Indianapolis - Walnut Fork, Crawfordsville - City Park, Cocomo - Perdue University - Carnegie Public Library - High School, Kokomo - Wabash River, Logansport - Residence of W.G Gude, J.M Fowler -Tippecanoe River, Lafayette - Glen Miller Park, Richmond Fairview Park, Indianapolis Butler College, Indianapolis - Columbia Club Building, Indianapolis - Scenes at Columbus - First Presbyterian Church, Peru