We’ve got copies of the University of California’s biography of Carleton Watkins. Watkins, as you may know, was kind of the Edward Curtis of landscape pictures during the 19th century. Much of Watkins’ own documentation was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco fire, and so Tyler Green, the author of this splendid biography, had to do some serious detective work to put together this book. And we’re completely delighted that he did, because—as Green himself points out—no one did more to make the West part of the United States than Watkins and his photographs.
–A Good Book Cafe, Sumner, WA
Carleton Watkins: Making the West American is part of the 2018 Holiday Catalog featured in stores throughout the region. You can see the book in real life at A Good Book and other independent bookstores.