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By Ingvard Henry Eide
Copyright 1969 Rand McNally & Company
Lewis And Clark and thirty-one explorers led an expedition to the Pacific Coast which began in 1805...
This is a fascinating account of a writer/photographer who retraced the route of Lewis and Clark taking his own photographs of the expedition, a century and a half later. Passages from the diaries of the other expedition members were used, in addition to the journals made by their leaders. The journals tell of bravery adventure, observation and hardship. Only fragments from the journals could be used in this book. The exclusive use of black and white films for this essay came not from the belief in its general superiority to color; but seemed to suit the photographers purpose better. With black and white he could catch more of mood, symbol, and the suggestion of space and loneliness. These were the moods so often expressed in the journals.
This was a 57,000 mile two year retracing of the route of Lewis and Clark,
American Odyssey is presented as a photographic essay of the broad western empire described in the journals of Lewis and Clark. The task was difficult, but pleasurable. Detailed events of the Expedition are forever lost to illustration, except by reference to the diaries, but the mentioned locations are very real, and the authors hope was that the curiosity aroused by these highlights will draw the reader to the original journals and their great pleasures.
Beautiful photographs and writings from the originals journals. Large coffee table style book, measures 12 X 9 ½. Near perfect condition, minor cover wear, clean pages, tight binding.