Photo pamphlet 'The "Soos" of To-day' by A.E. Young 1900

The "Soos" of To-day   American and Canadian

The key to the Great Lakes, a nation's commerce passes by its doors, the greatest locks in the world illustrated and described, the establishment of great industries and the development of the rich Algoma country is building up great cities where once the red man held undisputed sway, the romance and legend of the land of Hiawatha / illustrated from photographs by A.E. Young, Photographer Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Published W.G. Macfarlane Toronto

Andrew Edward Young (1875-1942), winner highest awards for Marine Views, Photographers Association of America 1895, '97, '98', 99.

Fantastic book with pictures of life in the Sault Ste. Marie area at the end of the 19th century.

Topics/titles  include: many of shipping and the locks, panoramic photos of the cities, pulp mill, power plant, railway bridges, iron works, iron mine, old Hudson Bay Fort, Indian guides shooting rapids, An honest Indian: John Boucher for 60 years Indian guide and pilot, Indians net fishing, wreck of the Mark Hopkins, Shingwauk home for Indians (Indian boys in costume with tomahawks and war clubs), Iroquois Hotel, dog team, winter scenes, Algoma Central Railway, steamboats, hunting party,etc..

66 pages, oblong small 8vo 7½.  Measures 23 X 18 cm.

Original string binding, covers have a few chips, folds, small tears and stains, interior fine except that one of the panorama photos has a panel detached (but manually inserted loose back into book).

Scarce. Mostly copies in government archives.