Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tour Group Photos ca. 1910 - 1915

When tour groups went up the road they made a stop in the vicinity of where present-day Lower and Upper Vista Roads are located.  There was a photographer stationed above the road.  The tour group exited the car and stood in front of it and a photo was taken.  On the downhill return, the proofs were ready and they could go home with their souvenir photo, appropriately dated.  Here are some examples:

In this photo there are three Crystal Park vehicles lined up for photos and a private car stopped headed downhill.

This is not one of the professional "souvenir" photos like the others, but rather a personal photo taken by a tour participant.  It was taken at the "Gateway" at the top of the road, where the pavement ends today.  Dated Aug,1913.