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[VANCOUVER & B.C.]
[Album with 124 Original Photographs of Vancouver and its Surroundings, Illustrating Summer Activities of Early Vancouverites].
Ca. 1900s. Oblong Quarto (ca. 20x25 cm). 38 black stock leaves. With 124 mounted gelatin silver prints (including one loosely inserted), from ca. 9,5x12 cm (3 ¾ x 4 ¾ in) to ca. 5,5x7,5 cm (2x3 in). Original soft brown sheep album fastened with a string and with a decorative drawn portrait of an American Indian and a manuscript title "Photographs. Vancouver, B.C." on the front cover. Covers slightly rubbed, several images with some fading, several with minor losses on the margins, one photo cut out together with the mount; overall still a good album. Lively private photograph album illustrating early life in Vancouver and its surroundings. Interesting images include large photos of the first Hotel Vancouver and the second CPR station, two scenes at a salmon cannery showing the workers with the catch and piles of closed cans, images of coastal steamers, private houses and gardens, street views (showing wooden pave walks); numerous portraits of Vancouverites enjoying summer trips, biking, fishing, swimming or staying at the beach, going on boat trips or taking steamers et al. The album ends with four photographs of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Rockies. Overall an attractive documentation of early life in Vancouver.