• Wisconsin Death Trip.

Wisconsin Death Trip.

$975.00

Item Number: 798

New York: Pantheon, 1973.

First edition. Oblong quarto. Original cloth gilt titles to the spine. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs by Charles Van Schaick and commentary by Lesy. The photographs were taken in a small Wisconsin town between 1890 and 1910. Fascinating glimpse of life in the midwest at the turn of the twentieth century. Roth 101; Parr & Badger II, 217; Open Book, 292.

Michael Lesy was awarded a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship for Photography Studies, the receiving of which Wisconsin Death Trip contributed to. This remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik.

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