(Detroit: A.C. Dietsche) nd. (ca. 1909). Oblong Quarto. Item #016663
24p. 47 color images of Detroit in its golden era (circa 1909). These beautiful souvenior books were printed by A.C. Dietsche and sold in his postcard shop on Woodward Avnue. Along with the many beautiful images, he shows us the building on Woodward Aveue where his large postcard and stationery were sold. Also one of the pictures shows a picture of The Deitsche Sight Seeing Company car (which held 22 or the larger car 40 passengers) which left from his postcard shop. Far more horse-drawn carriages than early automobiles (pictures here appear to be a few 1910 models) but the scenes depict a golden age for Detroit when civic beauty surpassed the vast industrial center it became just a few years later. A lovely copy, near fine in original gray wraps printed in orange.