N.p. N.p., 1935. Archive of 24 vernacular photographs documenting a 1935 summer road trip through the badlands of South Dakota, Idaho, and Wyoming. Each photograph with holograph ink annotations identifying location to the margins, and holograph pencil annotations to the verso noting locations and dates, along with the stamp of Rays photography studio in LaCrosse, WI.
Captured in the archive are various natural landmarks, including Shoshone Canyon, IXL Ranch, and Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming, Bald Mountain in Idaho, and the Black Hills, Badlands, and Missouri River in South Dakota. Also included are a few photographs taken along US Route 14, one of the original US highways of 1926, an east-west route running 1,398 miles. An alternately charming and chilling collection of Depression-era travel photography in the Midwest and Mountain West.
23 photographs 4.5 x 2.17 inches, 1 photograph 3.5 x 2.75 inches. Generally Very Good plus, some with light fading and age toning.