Saratoga Lost: Images of Victorian America
Written by Robert Joki
As you gaze at the old photographs in Saratoga Lost, what is perhaps most impressive is that all of this activity was occurring in what was essentially a small village. Though small in area and in year-round population, Saratoga Springs was densely populated during “the season.” Its three largest hotels alone could accommodate over 5,000 guests among them, and there were scores of smaller hotels and rooming houses catering to anywhere from a couple dozen to a couple of hundred patrons at a time. And during the peak summer season, July and August, every one of them was filled to capacity. The grace and opulence of America’s Victorian era faded with the dawn of the twentieth century, and almost all of the buildings and views in this book have long since disappeared felled by the wrecker’s ball or spectacular, cataclysmic fires but now, in Saratoga Lost, the reader can take a guided tour of that grand era and view over 200 historic photographs from the author s extraordinary private collection, complemented by period artwork.
Over 300 period photographs and illustrations from the author’s extraordinary private collection guide the reader on a detailed tour of the splendors of the “lost city” of Victorian-era Saratoga Springs, New York, from 1860 to 1890.
|Dimensions||8.5 x 0.4 x 11.0 in|