Wisconsin Death Trip.
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.