Henry Martz. 1909.
Illustrated souvenir booklet, unpaginated (approx.112)pp, size 9 x 12 inches. Embossed front cover (detached) depicting a Husky dog; back cover is missing. Title page states "An International Fair June 1 to October 15 Showing the Products, Resources, Advantages, and Scenic Beauty of the Alaska-Yukon Country." Map depicts the "Inside Passage" from Tacoma to Nome. Contents tightly bound and in good clean condition. Statement at the front of the volume identifies the publisher's mission: "In this publication it is our intention, with the finest illustrations that money can buy and made from actual photographs of the scenes we wish to depict, to give those who have not been so fortunate as to have the opportunity of visiting Alaska, to see what we have there. We hope it will give them such a desire to see more of the Land of the Midnight Sun that it will only be satisfied by a visit to the wonderful, but little known region, from which is rolling an endless stream of wealth in the way of precious metals, fish, furs, timber and numerous other products." In sum, an engaging souvenir volume with numerous compelling photos documenting the diversity of the Alaska territory, with condition issues noted. Item #50438