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[ADEN]
[Large Photograph Panorama of Steamer Point in Aden].
Ca. 1880. Albumen print panorama ca. 20x52 cm (7 ¾ x 20 ½ in), dissected in two parts and mounted on original card. With the photographer's numbers (5, 2, 6) written in negative on the lower margin. Pencil caption in German on the mount. A very good sharp panorama. Interesting panoramic view of the Steamer Point (modern Tawahi) part of Aden, an important port of call and coaling station for the steamers following the routes to India or Africa through the Suez Canal. The photo shows the port with barracks and a coal station, and a number of vessels, including larger ships, in the harbour. A very good detailed panorama. "On 19 January 1839, the British East India Company landed Royal Marines at Aden to occupy the territory and stop attacks by pirates against British shipping to India. The port lies about equidistant from the Suez Canal, Bombay (now Mumbai), and Zanzibar, which were all important British possessions. Aden had been an entrepôt and a way-station for seamen in the ancient world. There, supplies, particularly water, were replenished, so, in the mid-19th century, it became necessary to replenish coal and boiler water. Thus Aden acquired a coaling station at Steamer Point and Aden was to remain under British control until 1967" (Wikipedia).
$650 USD    Item Number: 740         Order / Enquire




[ALEXANDER VON BUNGE EXPEDITION 1889]
[Unique Collection of 23 Original Photographs Documenting the Investigation of the Wreck of the Russian Coast Guard Ship Kreiserok in the Vicinity of Cape Soya, Northwestern Hokkaido]
Ca. 1889. One photograph ca. 16.5 x 22cm (6.5 x 8.5 in), eighteen photographs, ca. 12x17 cm (4 ¾ x 6 ¾ in) and four smaller photographic portraits of the Kreiser's crew, ca. 11x8 cm (4 ¼ x 3 ¼ in) mounted on card leaves of different sizes. The majority of photographs with pencil captions in Danish on the lower margins of the mounts. Minor foxing of the mounts, but overall a very good collection. Ca. 1889. One photograph ca. 16.5 x 22cm (6.5 x 8.5 in), eighteen photographs, ca. 12x17 cm (4 ¾ x 6 ¾ in) and four smaller photographic portraits of the Kreiser's crew, ca. 11x8 cm (4 ¼ x 3 ¼ in) mounted on card leaves of different sizes. The majority of photographs with pencil captions in Danish on the lower margins of the mounts. Minor foxing of the mounts, but overall a very good collection. The expedition under the leadership of renowned Russian Polar explorer, doctor Alexander von Bunge (1851-1930) included Lt. V.N. Bukharin and other Russian mariners, as well as Japanese officials and translators. The party reached the place of the wreck with great difficulties because of heavy snowfalls and strong winds. They examined what left of the schooner - a part of stern with steering wheel and the right side with both masts. Two ship's boats, the flag and the board with the ship's name were discovered, as well as a body of a sailor (Fedor Ivanov). None of the crew members was rescued, obviously there were no survivors. The cause of the disaster wasn't determined, but it was assumed that the ship wrecked because of the ice formation on Kreiserok's hull and rigging during strong storm, winds and low temperatures. This photograph collection, assembled by the Danish member of Kreiser's crew, Lt. C.M.T. Cold (who also captioned most of the images), includes eleven images of the Kreiserok wreck on shore with all parts of the schooner's remains clearly visible. Five images show the surrounding coast and a Japanese settlement, covered with deep snow. The majority of the pictures from the wreckage also show the expedition members, with Alexander Bunge present on five pictures, and possibly V. Bukharin and Lt. Cold present at least on six pictures; several pictures show the Japanese members, and two images are group portraits of all expedition members. Five pictures are dedicated to the clipper Kreiser including four portraits of its crew members, and a view of Kreiser in the harbour of Nagasaki, the latter was reproduced in: Krestianinov, V.I. Cruisers of the Russian Imperial Navy, 1856-1917. Part 1. SPb., 2003 (????????????, ?.?. ???????? ??????????? ?????????????? ?????, 1856-1917. ?. I. ???, 2003). The monument erected in 1897 in Vladivostok in memory of Kreiserok and its crew became the first monument of Vladivostok and the first official memorial on the Pacific to Russian naval mariners who perished on duty. Kreiserok ("Little Cruiser") was a coast guard schooner of the Russian Imperial Navy. Tonnage 15 t., length 24 m., width 8 m., draught 2.13 m. Built in 1884 in Seattle, before 1886 - American schooner "Henrietta." In 1886 it was confiscated by the Russian clipper "Kreiser" for poaching in the Russian waters of the Bering Sea. In 1887 under command of lieutenant Tsvangman it carried out hydrographical survey of the Amur estuary. On May 14, 1888 it was renamed after the clipper "Kreiser" and became a coast guard vessel of the Tyuleniy Island (the Sea of Okhotsk). In October 1889 during its service on the island's coast it captured American poaching schooner Rose and prepared to escort it to Vladivostok, but instead wrecked in a storm with the entire crew perishing. A cape and a bay in the Possiet Gulf (Peter the Great Gulf of the Sea of Japan) were named after it. Alexander von Bunge was a renowned Russian Polar explorer, doctor of medicine and zoologist, a son of famous botanist Alexander von Bunge (1803-1890). He participated in several expeditions to the Arctic, including Spitsbergen and the New Siberian Islands.
$1850 USD    Item Number: 439         Order / Enquire




[ANGKOR WAT]
[Collection of Three Albums with ca. 480 Original Photographs and over 70 Real Photo Postcards from a Voyage Around the World via the Suez Canal, South-East Asia, and the Pacific, Including 60 Original Photos and 34 Real Photo Postcards of the Khmer Temples in Cambodia - Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Pre Rup, Ta Keo, Baphuon, Preah Khan, Preah Ko, Banteay Srey and others; also Including over 300 Original Photos of South-East Asia - Sumatra, Java
1934-1935. All albums Oblong Folio (ca. 27x36 cm), with 23, 22 and 30 stiff card leaves respectively. Over 480 mounted gelatin silver prints, mostly ca. 5,5x5,5 cm (2x2 in) or slightly bigger - ca. 8x5,5 cm (3 ¼ x 2 in); also including a large panorama ca. 12,5x30,5 cm (4 ¾ x 12 in), and about 17 original photos postcard size - ca. 9x14,5 cm (3 ½ x 5 ¾ in). With over 70 real photo postcards showing sites visited on the trip. All images with period captions in French related either to individual images or to groups of images; all albums with manuscript labels pasted on verso of the front cover. Period Chinese decorative cloth albums, spines are stitched through on top and bottom with decorative strings. Very good albums with strong clear photographs. Interesting photo collection assembled by a French couple during their trip around the world in 1934-1935 on board the "Baloeran" (a Rotterdam steamship built mainly for cruises between the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies) and later on board the "Empress of Canada," a liner of the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company. The collection is especially interesting because of its large number of original photos of Angkor Wat and other famous Khmer temples of Cambodia - Bayon, Ta Prohm, Pre Rup, Ta Keo, Baphuon, Preah Khan, Preah Ko, Banteay Srey and others. The second album contains 60 original photos and 34 real photo postcards of the Khmer temples with general views, architectural details and portraits of the travellers posing in front of the temples, the collection is an interesting and relatively early picturesque representation of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also a number of interesting unusual views taken during the tour across the Dutch East Indies, French Indochina, China and Japan. Over 90 images of the Dutch East Indies include photos taken on the Sabang Island, Sumatra (a rubber plantation, gold course in Brastagui, two coastal views of Sibolga, volcanic Lake Toba, Prapat village), and Java (port and market in Batavia, botanical garden in Buitenzorg, crater of the Mount Salak, tea plantations near Pingalangan [?], rubber plantations and native children dancing in Garut, railway station in Bandjar, Borobudur temple, batik sellers). The journey continued in Singapore (illustrated with over 30 photos, showing the house of a British official, botanical gardens, and golfing at the Singapore club grounds), and Malaysia (over twenty images, showing the gold club; port, streets and temples of Penang, views of Penang taken from the Strawberry Hill, including a large commercially printed panorama; with nine real photo postcards showing various operations on a Malaysian rubber plantation). Over 30 images are dedicated to the couple's stay in Bangkok, Thailand, showing the city port and floating market, a street restaurant, scenes of venom collection at the famous Pasteur Institute, Bangkok temples (Wat Pho Temple, Wat Arun Temple, the Marble Temple, and the Temple of Emerald Buddha), the house of the director of the bank, and others. Over 60 images of French Indochina (modern Vietnam) include views of Saigon, Mekong, rural areas around Saigon, rubber plantations, tea plantations and factories near Arbre Broye, landscapes taken during the tour to the Dalat resort, local villages, a gold mine, saline near Cana, Vietnamese boats in Phan Thien, An Loc town, and others. The collection also includes original photos and reals postcards of Hong Kong, and over fifty original photos of China (Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, various views of Pekin); over twenty original photos of Japan (Kyoto & Nikko). There are also portraits of the travellers and their friends on board the "Baloeran," views of Port Said, Suez Canal, the port of Colombo, Honolulu, Pebble Beach golf course in California, and the Grand Canyon. Overall an interesting photo collection of the images of the Khmer Temples and unusual views and scenes taken in South-East Asia.
$2500 USD    Item Number: 1567         Order / Enquire




[ARKHANGELSK]. LEYTSINGER, Yakov Ivanovich (1855-1914)
[Collection of Six Original Photograph Views of Arkhangelsk, Solovetsky Monastery and Mezen City on the White Sea].
Ca. 1890. Six albumen prints ca. 13,5x21,5 cm (ca. 5 ¼ x 8 ¼ in). All mounted on original card within gilt printed decorative borders; all with period ink captions in Russian on verso. Mounts slightly warped, otherwise a very good collection. A very good collection of pre-revolutionary views of Arkhangelsk, and two other interesting places on the White Sea - the town of Mezen and Solovetsky Monastery. The photographs were taken by Yakov Ivanovich Leytsinger, Russian statesman and philanthropist of Swiss origin, a member of Arkhangelsk City Council (1897), Mayor of Arkhangelsk (1903-1914). He opened his photography studio in Arkhangelsk in the 1880s and was known for high quality of his work. Leitsinger was the official photographer of the official tours across the Russian North of the Governors of Arkhangelsk province - Alexander Engelgardt (1895, his book "The Russian North" was illustrated with Leytsinger's photos), and I. Sosnovsky (1911). Leitsinger took official photographs in Arkhangelsk of the start of the Arctic expeditions led by Vladimir Rusanov and Georgiy Sedov; his series of views of Solovetsky monastery was acquired for the collection of the Imperial House of Romanovs. The four views of Arkhangelsk show the city embankment and the city's main street - Troitskaya (now Troitsky prospect). Two images of the Northern Dvina embankment show the Arkhangelsk Holy Trinity Cathedral with the bell tower (1765), Church of Archangel Mikhail (1742-43) and the Annunciation Church (1763) - all of them, together with five other Arkhangelsk churches were demolished in the late 1920s. The photos of Troitskaya Street show the governor's office with the monument to Mikhail Lomonosov (the monument survived but was relocated in 1930), with the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the background; and central part of the street, with the Chief Auditor's office in the foreground. The panorama of the Solovetsky Monastery erroneously captioned as "Arkhangelsk" was taken from the Prosperity Bay and shows the Dormition Cathedral (1552-57), Church of Saint Nicholas (1834) with the bell tower, St. Trinity Church (1856-59), the main Cathedral of the Monastery - Preobrazhensky Cathedral (1556-1564), administrative buildings and massive monastery walls and towers with the Saint Gates. Very interesting is a photograph of Mezen, a town in the modern Arkhangelsk oblast "located on the right bank of the Mezen River close to the point where it flows into the White Sea. The settlement at the location of the present-day Mezen was founded in the 16th century" (Wikipedia). Mezen has a well preserved historical centre mostly represented with traditional Russian wooden architecture - as seen on the photo. Today it is included in a border security zone of Russian Federation, and the access to the town is restricted. All photographs bear the printed stamp of the 10th Jubilee photograph exhibition in Moscow, where Yakov Leitsinger was awarded with the Grand Dager Medal for his works.
$850 USD    Item Number: 873         Order / Enquire




[AUSTRALIA - SYDNEY]
[A Collection of Nineteen Mounted Photographs of Australia (Twelve of Sydney) and New Zealand].
Ca. 1885. Nineteen mounted albumen prints, seventeen each ca. 13,5x18,5 cm (5 ½ x 7 ½ in) and two 19,5x24 cm (7 ½ x 9 ½ in), most images captioned in ink manuscript on mounts. Some very mild fading of margins but generally very good strong images. The collection gives a good over view of Sydney around 1885, then a city of about 300,000 inhabitants. The views in this collection include: Scene from Sydney Town Hall; Bulli Forest; Lane Cove River, Sidney Harbour; Scene from Sydney Town Hall; Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow Valley, Blue Mt.; Darling Harbour and Balmain; View of Parramata River; Blue Point, Sydney Harbour; Scene near St. Leonard's, Sidney Harbour; Mount Wellington (Tasmania); Hobartown, the Fern Tree Bower; Nugget Point Lighthouse (New Zealand); Dusky Sound, West Coast; Rere Lake; Jollie River Pass; Moonlight Gorge, South Alps.
$975 USD    Item Number: 1610         Order / Enquire




BEATO, Antoine (d. 1906)
[Large Photographic View of Bas-reliefs of the Temple in Karnak].
Ca. 1890. Unmounted albumen print ca. 26x36 cm (10 ¼ x 14 ¼ in). Signed in negative "A. Beato" on the lower margin. Slightly faded, but overall still very good tonal range. Recently matted, a very good photograph. Rare unmounted albumen print, preserved in very good condition."Established first in Cairo in 1862, at the Rue du Muski, and from 1870 on in Luxor, Antoine Beato was one of Egypt's most prolific photographers. His photographs appear in most of the composite travel albums of the period through the turn of the century and cover all aspects of Egypt: landscapes, architecture, ethnographic images, and genre scenes" (Perez, N. Focus East: Early photography in the Near East, 1839-1885. New York-Jerusalem, 1988, p. 131).
$675 USD    Item Number: 771         Order / Enquire




[BELGIAN CONGO]
[Collection of Seventeen Original Unmounted Architectural Photographs of Mainly Leopoldville (15), Belgian Congo].
Ca. 1934. Seventeen unmounted gelatin silver prints (two identical), all but one ca. 20,5x25,5 cm (ca. 8x10 in), the smaller one ca. 20,5x23 cm (8x9 in). All but one image with period ink captions in English and ink stamps of "Editor. "Nigeria" Magazine" on verso. A couple of very minor crease marks at corners, otherwise a near fine collection of photographs. Unusual collection of architectural photographs of Leopoldville (15), Brazzaville (1) and Kisantu taken for the "Nigeria Magazine" (Lagos, 1934-...). The views show a strong constructivist influence in Leopoldville's architecture of the time, including interesting examples of a railway signal cabin, a "BELGOPATES" shop, or the dining room of the main building of Sabena Airways, the national airline of Belgium (1923 to 2001) which pioneered flights to Leopoldville in 1925. Other images showcase the architecture of Leopoldville's private houses, including general views as well as images of the entrances, balconies, windows, and brick work. Two photographs show the Catholic cathedral in Kisantu and a "new African market" in Brazzaville (French Congo). Overall a nice collection of architectural views.
$975 USD    Item Number: 741         Order / Enquire




BERGGREN, Guillaume (Pehr Vilhelm) (1835-1920)
[Large Photograph Panorama of Istanbul, Titled]: Vue de la Pointe du Serail. # 192.
Ca. 1880. Large mounted albumen print ca. 21,5x26,5 cm (8 ½ x 10 ½ in). Signed and captioned in negative in the lower corners. Mounted on original card. Overall a very good bright photograph. Attractive view of the Istanbul's Old City taken from Galata district across the waters of Golden Horn. The photo shows the Seraglio Point (Saray Burnu) with the silhouettes of the Topkapi Palace, Aya Sophia and the Blue Mosque in the background, and busy waters of the Golden Horn with numerous steamers and boats approaching the Galata Bridge on the right. The densely built up Galata district with its picturesque narrow streets and rooftops is shown in the foreground. "Berggren was born in Stockholm where he was initially apprenticed as a carpenter in the early 1850s. He travelled widely around Europe and trained as a photographer in Germany in 1859. Berggren chanced to visit Constantinople in 1866 which he unexpectedly decided to make his home. He soon opened a photographic studio inside La Pierre, a hotel in the resort town of Büyükdere on the Bosphorus <.> Berggren was quite a typical photographer of his time, taking many standard tourist views but also displaying flashes of inspiration, particularly in producing good panoramas and photographing local types in the studio and in the street" (Jacobson, K. Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography, 1839-1925. London, 2007, p. 214-215).
$275 USD    Item Number: 772         Order / Enquire




[BERLIN & POTSDAM]
[Collection of Nineteen Mounted Albumen Prints of Berlin and Potsdam].
Ca. 1890s. 19 albumen prints, including 15 large ones ca. 21x27 cm (8 ¼ x 10 in) and four smaller ones, ca. 16,5x10 cm (6 ½ x 4 in), mounted on original loose card album leaves (ca. 27,5x38,5 cm). With three other mounted albumen prints depicting the exposition of the Nordic Museum (Stockholm) and an English Gothic style palace. Nine images captioned in German and dated 1893 or 1894 in negative. The mounts are slightly waved and soiled, a couple of images slightly faded, one with two minor scratches on the image, but overall a very good collection. The collection contains 14 views of Berlin, showing Königsplatz with the Reichstag (taken from the Victory Column, then still on its original location), the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Schloss, the Neptune Fountain on its original location on the Schlossplatz, Berlin Altes Museum, Unter den Linden with the equestrian statue of Frederick the Great, Berlin University, and the Charlottenburg Palace. Five views of Potsdam show the New Palace, Babelsberg Palace, Sanssouci Palace, the Orangery Palace, and Potsdam Park with the historic mill. Overall a nice collection of large attractive views of Berlin and Potsdam.
$975                          Book Number: 1539                         Order / Enquire



BOND, Frances Eileen Berkswell
[WORLD & CARIBBEAN CRUISE: Album with over a Hundred Original Photographs Compiled During Two Cruises: a 1931-1932 World Cruise on RMS "Empress of Britain" Showing Jerusalem, Cairo, Bombay, Colombo, Batavia, Bangkok, Beijing, the Great Wall of China, Japan, Hawaii, Panama Canal, and others; and a 1934 Cruise around the Caribbean, Showing Nassau, Jamaica, Colon in Panama, Cartagena, La Guaira in Venezuela, Trinidad, Barbados and others; Titled:]
1931-1934. Oblong Folio (ca. 28,5x38,5 cm). 48 stiff card leaves. Over a hundred gelatin silver prints, many by a cruise ship photographer, including eleven large images ca. 18x23 cm (7x9 in), and over sixty ca. 11x15,5 cm (4 ¼ x 6 ¼ in). Over thirty images are captioned in negative and bear a blind stamp "White Star Line. Homeric Cruises Copyright." With several real photo postcards and numerous ephemera, cut-out photo portraits of the travelers and silhouettes of the cruise ships. With two period handwritten titles marking two cruises; all images with period handwritten captions. Period decorative tapa cloth album with gilt lettered title "Aloha. Hawaii" on the front cover, spine is stitched through on top and bottom with a string. Corners slightly bumped, first leaf loosely inserted, but overall a very good album with strong images. Interesting private keepsake album illustrating two cruises - a world cruise on board RMS "Empress of Britain," one of the first travels of this liner (in service since 1931), and a cruise around the Caribbean on board RMS "Homeric." The album was compiled by a young British girl, Frances Eileen Berkswell Bond who went on both cruises with her family and friends. Interesting images from the first cruise include large professionally taken views of the Bangkok Temples (Temple of the Sleeping Buddah and Temple of the Emeral Buddah), Taj Mahal, Panama Canal, and the Acropolis; several large group portraits of the "Empress of Britain's" passengers, including two of the parties dressed for fancy balls (in "Egyptian" and "Chinese-Japanese" styles); views of Jerusalem, Cairo and the pyramids, feluccas on the Nile, burning ghat in Bombay, Colombo harbour and Mount Lavinia beach; locals washing laundry in a Batavia canal; a scene of the crossing the Line celebration on board the "Empress of Britain;" a native hut in Batavia; the Forbidden City of Beijing; Great Wall of China; the Aloha Tower and Waikiki Beach in Honolulu; a street in San Francisco; Panama Canal administration building in Balboa; and others. A number of images portray Eileen, her family and friends, several pieces of ephemera relate to the ship's tennis tournament which Eileen took part in and won (in the mixed doubles). There is also an interesting printed "Certificate" given to Eileen by "Neptune, the Great God of all the High Seas" after crossing the Equator and appointing her "one of our most worthy subjects." The second cruise is illustrated in 37 original photos apparently produced by the ship's photographer and bearing a blind stamp "White Star Line. Homeric Cruises Copyright." Interesting images show the harbour and water tanks at Tenerife, harbor of St. Lucia, swimming pool deck of RMS Homeric, a panorama and a view of the sponge market in Nassau (Bahamas), swimming pool of the Bournemouth Club in Jamaica, the statue of Columbus at Colon (Panama), street views of Cartagena, photos of a harbor and a street of La Guaira (Venezuela), mountain scenery "En route to Caracas," coconut and sugarcane plantations in Trinidad and Barbados, Pitch Lake on Trinidad, and others (Madeira, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Ajaccio, Algiers, and Tangier). Over a dozen images portray the travelers and their friends, including a large photo of participants of a fancy dress ball "held in Mid. Atlantic;" there are also a number of cut out portraits of the ship's passengers and crew. The album closes with a large wedding portrait of the album's compiler with her husband. Overall a vivid picturesque representation of ocean cruises in the early thirties.
$850 USD    Item Number: 1574         Order / Enquire




[BRITISH COLUMBIA]
[Album with 25 Original Photographs of British Columbia, Compiled by the British Columbia Conclave of the Masonic Order of the Red Cross of Constantine, Titled:] Memories of British Columbia.
Ca. 1927. Oblong Folio (ca. 27x37 cm), 12 card leaves. 25 gelatin silver prints, all but two ca. 18x23 cm (7 ¼ x 9 in), two ca. 17,5x10,5 cm (7 x 4 ¼ in). All with custom printed captions on the mounts. First large photo with a paper label attached to the top (official letterhead of the Government House in Victoria, signed and dated by R. Randolph Bruce). Original maroon full sheep album with gilt lettered title on the front cover, moire endpapers and decorative edges. Gilt lettered red sheep label with presentation inscription on the first pastedown, paper exlibris of Rita Yvonne Butterfield ibidem. Boards slighty rubbed on extremities, but overall a near fine album. This luxury keepsake album was specially produced as a present to "The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Cassillis, C.C.C. M... Ill... Grand Sovereign, Illustrious Order of the Red Cross of Constantine by Western Canada Conclave, No. XXV. Victoria, British Columbia, October 6th, 1927." The Earl of Cassillis, who was the Grand First Principal of the order's Supreme Chapter in Scotland, apparently visited Victoria to take part in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the formation of the first Masonic chapter in British Columbia, which took place in October 1927. The album opens with portraits of Harry H. Watson, Reigning Sovereign of the Western Canada Conclave, and Edward E. Leason, Intendant General for British Columbia and Canadian Yukon. The photo of the Government House in Victoria has a paper label attached to the top, with the official letterhead of the Government House, signed and dated 8 October 1927 by Robert Randolph Bruce (1861-1942), Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia in 1926-31. The photos show the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Elk Falls on the Campbell River, Mount Baker from the Malahat Drive, Mount Arrowsmith, "Mr. R.P. Butchart's Sunken Gardens," Colwood Golf Links near Victoria, Esquimalt dry-docks, a car with B.C. Licence plate in the "Virgin Forest," local farmlands with herds of ships and cows, strawberry field during the harvest time, a tulip bulb farm et al. BC industry is represented with a close portrait of loggers at work, photos of a logging railway, pulp and paper mill, salmon catch, and a view of "Large timbers for export" loaded on a railway car, the timbers are with chalk inscriptions "Let BC flourish by her timber" and "BC forever." The album closes with a photo of a catch of trout captioned "Speckled Beauties abound in B.C. Waters."
$1500 USD    Item Number: 1344         Order / Enquire




[BUDAPEST]
[Album with Two Large Photo Panoramas of Budapest, Titled:] "Budapest."
Budapest: Calderoni es Tarsa, ca. 1890. Oblong Folio (ca. 27,5x33 cm). Two large albumen print panoramas mounted on card, ca. 19x166,5 cm (7 ½ x 65 ¼ in) and ca. 19x137,5 cm (7 ½ x 54 ¼ in). The smaller panorama signed and captioned in negative (R.J.D.). Original red publisher's cloth album with gilt stamped title and publisher's name on the front cover. Mounts with mild staining, right lower corner of the second mount detached and neatly reassembled, cover slightly rubbed on extremities, but the panoramas are strong and bright. Overall very good panoramas. Attractive album with two panoramas of central Budapest, namely of its historical parts Buda and Pest, located accordingly on the west and east banks of Danube. The panorama of Buda stretches from the Citadella on the left to the north of the city, with majestic Buda Castle and Chain Bridge in the centre. The embankment in shown in great detail, with numerous barges docked near it. A slightly smaller panorama of Pest taken from above, gives a city overview from the Margaret Bridge to the Elizabeth Bridge, with the Chain Bridge and Saint Stephen's Basilika in the centre. The Hungarian Parliament building is seen on the left. This panorama is signed in negative "R.J.D." and has captions in Hungarian and German, namely: Margitsziget/Margarethen Insel, Orszaghas/ Parlament, Lanczhid/ Kettelbrücke, Basilika; Fovardsi Vigado/ Städt Redoute. Overall a very good album.
$1850 USD    Item Number: 1199         Order / Enquire




[CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO & YOSEMITE GRANT]
[A Collection of Fifteen Early Albumen Photographs of California and Nevada].
Ca. 1872. 6 beige album leaves. Fifteen loosely inserted (on album leaves) albumen prints ca. 7,5x11,5 cm (3 x 4 ½ in) to 7,5x7,5 cm (3x3 in). Majority captioned in manuscript brown ink on album leaves. Overall very good strong images. Four images document San Francisco in the early 1870s, just as it began to transform into a major city. Additionally, seven images document the newly created Yosemite Grant (1864). The views in this collection include: Rounding Cape Horn, Cal. 2500 feet; Wells Fargo & Co, Express Office. Virginia City Nevada; Section of the Original Big Tree, Calveras County; Grand Hotel, Market Street & New Montgomery, San Francisco; Looking S., from corner of Powell and Pine Streets; The city from Russian Hill, Goat Island in the Distance; Seal Rock; Yosemite Valley; Inspiration Point, from the Mariposa Trail; El Capitan 3,300 feet; Bridal Veil Falls, total Height 900 feet; Yosemite Fall, 2,600 feet; Vernal Fall (400 feet) & Nevada Fall (600 feet) from Glacier Point.
$975 USD    Item Number: 1614         Order / Enquire




[CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO]
[Original Photograph Panorama of San Francisco From Russian Hill Looking Towards the Bay in Four Parts].
Ca. 1890. A gelatin silver print in four joined parts in total ca. 14x73,5 cm (5 ½ x 29 in). Photograph mounted on linen and with some mild creases but overall a very good strong image. This panorama shows San Francisco in the 1890s, which was by then a city of 300,000 people, and how it looked before its devastation by the 1906 earthquake.
$1250 USD    Item Number: 1615         Order / Enquire




[CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY]
[Album with 55 Original Photographs by William Notman & Son, Bailey Bros., S.J. Thompson, D.A. Weese, A. Loeffler and S.J. Johnston showing Vancouver, Canadian Rockies, Toronto, Montreal, Kingston, New York and the Hudson River Valley, Supplemented with 13 Amateur Photos taken by the Album's Compiler during the Travel along the Canadian Pacific Railway].
Ca. 1890-1900s. Folio (ca. 36x26 cm). 30 card leaves (4 blank). With 46 large gelatin silver, albumen and platinum prints, from ca. 12x22,5 cm (4 ½ x 9 in) to ca. 26,5x21 cm (10 ¼ x 8 ¼ in). With nine smaller professional gelatin silver prints ca. 9,5x12 cm (3 ¾ x 4 ¾ in) and thirteen amateur albumen and gelatin silver prints ca. 9x11,5 cm (3 ½ x 4 ½ in) or slightly smaller. All professional photos signed, numbered or titled in negative. Original brown half morocco album with green cloth sides and decorative endpapers; paper label of "Arentshorst & Zoon Boekbinderij, Kampen" on the first pastedown. A couple of images slightly faded, but the majority in very good condition. Attractive album of large photos of Canada and the Eastern United States. Albumen prints by the studio of "William Notman & Son" include a nice view of "Vancouver from C.P.R. Hotel" (showing the West End and the Coal Harbour), and a series of twenty photos taken on the Canadian Pacific Railway: Albert Canyon; Glacier House; The Great Glacier from Road; Marion Lake, Mt. Abbott Glacier; Bow Lake & Mt. Hector; West Ottertail Mountain, Leanchoil; Van Horne Range; Cathedral Peak; Lake Louise; Emerald Lake; Cascade Canyon & Mountain; C.P.R. Hotel and Bow Valley; Banff Springs Hotel & Mount Rundle; Banff & Tunnel Mountain; Bow Valley from Banff Hotel; Bow River [with Mount Rundle and a small wharf with canoes]; Sundance Canyon; Three Sisters, Canmore; The Gap looking west. There is also a nice panorama of Medicine Hat with the truss Finlay Bridge across the South Saskatchewan River. Among the other photos of the Canadian Rockies are three large gelatin silver prints by Bailey Brothers: X.602. Fraser Canyon near North Bend; X.790. Eastern Corner of Mt. Stephen, Kicking Horse Pass; X.791. Bow River, Banff National Park. Another gelatin silver print titled "Mt. Stephen from Kicking Horse Valley" was produced by one of the brothers, William H. Bailey (signed W.H.B. In negative). There is also a platinum print by S.J. Thompson showing Mt. Rundle in Banff. The album also houses thirteen small amateur photos of the Canadian Rockies taken during a voyage on the CPR. Eastern Canada is represented in three original photos by Notman & Son: 3027. South East from Parliament Bldg, Toronto; Montreal from the Mountain; [A view of the Maisonneuve Monument in Montreal]. There is also a series of six views of Kingston, Ontario by D.A. Weese: City Buildings; Private Dwelling; a Part of Harbour; Falls, Kingston Mills; Rideau at Mills; Kingston. A large anonymous photo shows the Place du Canada in Montreal with the Macdonald Monument. Four large anonymous photos depict the Niagara Falls, with two images titled in negative: "14. Genl. View from New Bridge, Moonlight" and "Whirlpool rapids, Niagara Falls." The "U.S. Views" include a photo by A. Loeffler "City Hall, Pulitzer, Tribune, Times & Potter Buildings," three albumen prints by J.S. Johnston showing the Madison Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty; two unsigned views captioned in negative: "The Banks of the Hudson, Lower Entrance to the Highlands" and "84. The Banks of the Hudson, Upper Entrance to the Highlands;" and a view of the Thousand Islands region in the New York State by Notman & Son. The album closes with four gelatin silver prints at rear showing a Chinese town and the Hague city (Holland). Overall an attractive photograph collection.
$4500 USD    Item Number: 1523         Order / Enquire




DINESS, Aglaya Pavlovna
[SAKHALIN: Collection of Five Original Photographs of the Town of Korsakov in Southern Sakhalin by a Russian Female Photographer, Including a Two-Part Panorama of Korsakov].
Ca. 1890s. Five albumen prints, three ca. 15x20,5 cm (5 7/8 x 8 in) including two comprising a two-part panorama, and two photos ca. 10,5x16 cm (4 1/8 x 6 ¼ in). All mounted on original album card leaves, one titled and signed in negative. Very good sound photos. A collection of five rare early photos of southern Sakhalin made by Russian Far East female photographer Aglaya Diness. After her husband's death Diness chose an unusual, for a Russian woman, profession and became a photographer and widely travelled across the Russian Far East and China. In the 1890s she took numerous photos of Kamchatka, Sakhalin, Khabarovsk, Ussuriisk and Manchuria, together with a series of excellent views of Port Arthur (now Lüshunkou, China). In 1899 Diness was awarded with the diploma of the Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition in Khabarovsk. Our collection represents early interesting views of Korsakov town at the southern end of the Sakhalin - the oldest Russian settlement on the island. There is a two-part panorama of the town, titled and signed "Photo A. Diness" in the right lower corner (in Cyrillic), and a view of Korsakov's logging depots on the shore of the Aniva Bay; two smaller images show a forest log house and a waterfall, apparently in the Korsakov's vicinity. The images are especially interesting, as they show Korsakov still under the Russian rule, before it had been ceded to Japan after Russia's defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. Overall a very interesting historically significant collection. "While under Russian administration fort Korsakovsky was an important administrative center in Sakhalin's penal servitude system and a final destination for hundreds of prisoners from European Russia, sentenced to forced labor for particularly serious crimes. Such prisoners and their families comprised early settlers of fort Korsakovsky until its hand-over to the Japanese. Prominent Russian writers, including A.P. Chekhov and V.M. Doroshevich, visited Korsakovsky and left keen observations of its unsavory trade. In 1905, Korsakovsky was handed over to Japan after Russia's defeat in the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905" (Wikipedia).
$750 USD    Item Number: 1307         Order / Enquire




[EARLY WORLD CRUISE]
[Album of over 550 Original Photographs Compiled by a North American Traveller, Including Over 260 Images from the 1924 Around the World Cruise on RMS "Laconia" Showing Hawaii, Japan, Korea, China, the Philippines, Java, Singapore, Burma, India, Ceylon, Suez Canal, Egypt, Greece, Palestine and Italy; and Over 290 Images from the 1926 Travel Across Europe Showing France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Great Britain].
1924-1926. Oblong Folio (ca. 28,5x40 cm). 52 stiff card leaves. Over 550 gelatin silver prints. Photos from the voyage round the world mostly ca. 7,5x13,5 cm (3 x 5 ¼ in), with a few smaller ones; photos from the travel to Europe are either ca. 5,5x8 cm (2x3 in) or ca. 7x12 cm (2 ¾ x 4 ¾ in). Period manuscript title on the first leaf, most images with period manuscript captions, some very informative. Period cloth album by the "Badger Line. Loose Leaf Devices" (paper label on the rear endpaper). Covers mildly rubbed, worn ad faded at extremities, several images detached with one missing (Waterloo field), first two leaves loose, a few images faded, two photos on the third leaf with water stains, but overall a very good album with strong interesting images. Interesting collection of lively original photos compiled by a North American traveller, during one of the earliest steamship cruises around the world - on board the Cunard Line's RMS "Laconia" (it was "Laconia" which executed the first around the world cruise in 1923). The photos are accompanied by extensive manuscript notes, and are preceded with a handwritten title on the first leaf: "W.W. Foster. Our 1924 trip around the world, showing only the pictures photographed with the large camera". Also (last half) "Camera views of our 1926 tour through Europe." The creator of the album can possibly be attributed to Major-General William Wasbrough Foster DSO CMG VD (1875-1954), British Columbia noted military officer and public servant, director of the timber exporting company "Evans, Coleman & Evans", chief constable of Vancouver City Police (since 1935), president of the Royal Canadian Legion (1938-40), Honorary Aide-de-Camp to three Governor-Generals of Canada, head of BC Hydro-Electric Power Commission (1945-54), president of the Alpine Club of Canada (1920-24), and of the Canadian National Parks Association, et al. Two of the photos at the end of the album depict a middle-aged man with his wife in Cairo beside the pyramids. There is a resemblance between W. W. Foster and the depicted man. The photos from the 1924 voyage around the world include some interesting images of Hawaii (panoramas and street views of Honolulu); over forty photos of Japan (bird's-eye views of Yokohama, scenes in Yokohama harbour, interesting views of destruction after the earthquake of September 1923 taken from the Bluff; Mt. Fuji; temples of Kyoto; native children), views of Korea (Seoul Marble Pagoda, scenes on a railway station "on the way to Peking"); over fifty views of China (street scenes and types in Peking; the Forbidden city; port and streets of Shanghai, junks and locals at Hong Kong, Repulse Bay Hotel; views taken during their 90-mile trip up the Pearl River, busy harbour and streets of Canton); Philippines (harbour and streets of Manila, buffalo driven carriages); Java (Batavia, Buitenzorg); Singapore (botanical garden); Burma (port and streets of Rangoon); India (Calcutta, Hooghly River, Bombay, Elephanta Caves); Ceylon (landing and an English estate in Colombo; the lake and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy); Suez Canal; Egypt (Nile Bridge, street views of Cairo, the pyramids); Greece (Athens and the Acropolis); Palestine (Haifa, "Camel burden bearers," Acre, Sea of Galilee, streets of Tiberias), and Italy (Naples). The second voyage made in summer 1926 around Europe resulted in the views of France (Fontainebleau Palace); over 120 photos of Italy (Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi Drive, Capri, Rome, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Milan, Monte Carlo, Genoa, Italian Lakes); twenty views of Switzerland (Geneva and Lucerne); over fifty views of Germany (Munich, Dresden, Berlin, Potsdam, Frankfurt, the Rhine Castles); the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Marken, Hague, Volendam); Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels, Waterloo); over twenty views of England (London, Stratforn-on-Avon, Windsor castle); and over thirty views of Scotland (Edinburgh, Abbotsford); the album closes with a photo of the coast of Labrador.
$1500 USD    Item Number: 1568         Order / Enquire




[EASTERN BENGAL RAILWAY]
[A Superb Presentation Photograph Album of the Eastern Bengal Railway Line, Presented to W[rey]. A. E[dward] Hanby [M.B.E.] (Retiring Deputy Chief Engineer) by the Officers of the Eastern Bengal Railway 1917].
1917. Elephant Folio (ca. 39x54 cm). 26 stiff card leaves. With 89 mounted, matte gelatin silver prints. The first leaf with a tipped in leaf of 52 ink signatures of railroad administrators. The photos from ca. 23,5x29 cm (9 ½ x 11 ½ in.) to ca. 13,5x20 cm (5 ½ x 8 in.). There are 35 larger single leaf views. Most of the views are captioned in white ink. Many of the photographs are either by Bourne & Shepherd or Hoffmann and Johnston. Period black full morocco with a silver presentation plaque mounted on the front cover, with an engraved inscription: "Presented to W.A.C. Hanby, Esq, by the officers of the Eastern Bengal Railway, 1917." Extremities with mild wear, front joint cracked otherwise a very good album. Mr. Wrey Edward Hanby, M.B.E., joined the engineering branch of the Public Works Department in Bengal, ca. 1888, and spent most of his career working for the Eastern Bengal State Railway, retiring in 1917 as a Deputy Chief Engineer. The Eastern Bengal Railway Company was established in 1857 with the objective of introduction of railway transport in eastern Bengal and even to move into Burma. The strong images in this album include: a group of officers of the EBR at headquarters in 1915, a group of officers of the EBR in 1917, Indian peasants ploughing, harvesting, cutting and working with jute, boats bringing jute to a riverside station, foreshore of the river Houghly at Chitpore, the Chitpore goods shed, the Chitpore road with many carts pulled by oxen, clearing trees from a vast estate for a garden, a view of a massive garden, women and children transplanting seedlings, a group of Bhooteas in Darjeeling in 1905 (Bourne and Shephard photo), 12 images of the effects of a cyclone on the Ganges river in October 1909, (Bourne and Shephard photos), 8 images of the effects of the great earthquake of 12th June 1897 on the EB Railway, showing cracks in the earth, in bridges and tracks, in the Nelphanari station yard, on the Rungpur branch, etc. (Bourne and Shephard photos), St. Paul's cathedral in Calcutta, 3 street scenes in Calcutta showing bustling activity and the Holwell monument, the EBR offices, and the High court, (Bourne and Shephard photos), EBR main station, shipping on the Hooghly river (B&S photo), a Calcutta suburb (B&S photo), the family burial ground of the Nawab of Murshidabad (Johnston and Hoffmann photo), the old Katra Musjid temple in Murshidabad, loading a wagon ferry barge from a train engine and open box cars, (Johnston and Hoffmann photo), a panorama of the lower Ganges bridge, the lower Ganges bridge being constructed, a close-up of the lower Ganges bridge dated 1914, a train coming through the lower Ganges bridge in 1915, from the point of view of a traveler at one end, a river scene on the Ganges river, brick manufacturing, brick foundations for a building, well sinking with heavy equipment, earthwork coolies, many workers building up a well, a boat building and two river scenes on the Ganges river, a view of the Sendlah(?) train yard showing the old office buildings, the Chitpore train yard, 3 images of changing 40 feet spans on the Kitihar, Parbatipur(?) section of track; E.B.Railway, Ghat station on the River Ganges, (Johnston and Hoffmann photo), a Dak bungalow, Carts crossing a ford, Avenue of papal(?) trees, River steamer with flats in tow, Government House in Dacca (Johnston and Hoffmann photo), Loading timbers onto M.G. Trucks at Jainti(?) (Johnston and Hoffmann photo), Jainti River with the Himalayas in the distance (Johnston and Hoffmann photo), Peacock Island, Gauhati, Gauhati from Peacock Island (Bourne and Shephard photo), The Beadon Falls, Shilong (Bourne and Shephard photo), A long view of Shilong, In the Forest below Ging, Darjeeling, A train and its cars on the DHRy, the single loop (Bourne and Shephard photo), A train going up the Darjeeling reverse no. 3, (Bourne and Shephard photo), The town of Darjeeling from below the shrubbery, (Bourne and Shephard photo) et al.
$3750 USD    Item Number: 1035         Order / Enquire




FAWKES, H.C.
[Album with Forty-nine Original Photographs from a Voyage to Palermo and Naples, with Four Original Watercolours made during the Trip, and Numerous Ephemera, Including Dinner Menus, Advertising Leaflets, and Twenty-five Colour and Black and White Printed Postcards].
1905. Quarto (ca. 25x19,5 cm). 49 gelatin silver prints mounted on 30 stiff card leaves, including two large ones ca. 11,5x15,5 cm (4 ½ x 6 in); and the rest ca. 6x10 cm (2 ¼ x 4 in) or slightly smaller. With four original watercolours, including two larger ones, ca. 14x23 cm (5 ½ x 9 in), and two smaller ones, ca. 14x9 cm (5 ½ x 3 ½ in). With seven colour printed dinner menus of various sizes, two printed advertising leaflets, nine colour and fourteen black and white printed postcards. The majority of the images and printed materials are with period manuscript ink captions on the mounts. Period black half sheep album by "John J. Banks & Son" with cloth boards. Owner's gilt stamp on the front board "H.C.F. 1905". Album mildly rubbed and loosened at hinges, but overall a very good copy with a bright and interesting ephemera collection. Beautiful keepsake album from the 1905 cruise of a group of English tourists along the Mediterranean coast of the southern Italy. The travelling party left London on the January 13th on board RMS "Orizaba" of the Orient Pacific Line and proceeded to Naples via Plymouth and Marseilles. They spent over a month in Palermo and afterwards visited Pompeii and a famous Flavian Amphitheater in Pozzuoli, before leaving from Naples on board SS "Ormuz" in the end of March. Most likely the album was compiled by "Miss H. Fawkes": her name appears in the official printed list of passengers of RMS "Orizaba" mounted at the beginning of the album, and these initials coincide with the owner's gilt stamp on the front cover of the album. The majority of photographs show Palermo including its narrow streets and courtyards with laundry hanging out of the windows, old harbour with fishing boats, local shepherds and vegetable sellers. Several photos show views of the monastery of Santa Maria di Gesù and cloister of the abbey of Monreale. There are also images taken on a riding tour to Mount Pellegrino on the eastern side of the Bay of Palermo; the creator of the album apparently present on these pictures, together with her sister (?) "Miss V. Fawkes" and "Lady Esther Smith". Among other images are portraits of lively "Nurses in the Villa Nationale, Naples", views of the coast of Corsica and Sardinia, and the harbour of Naples. The ephemera include seven colourful dinner menus finished in manuscript, and two advertising leaflets from RMS "Orizaba" and Italian hotels. Souvenir postcards show RMS "Orizaba", Palermo and costumes of its inhabitants, ruins of Pompeii. Watercolours include views of the harbours of Gibraltar and Naples taken from deck of RMS "Orizaba", and sketches of a boat in Marseille, and a flower from Monte Pellegrino. Overall a very attractive travel keepsake.
$850 USD    Item Number: 773         Order / Enquire




FRANK, Leonard (1870-1944)
[Collection of Six Original Photographs of Vancouver, B.C.].
Ca. 1930. Six silver gelatin prints ca. 17x22 cm (6 ½ x 9 in) and two silver gelatin ca. 6x22,5 cm (2 ½ x 9 in) and smaller. All but one with the Leonard Frank Photos studio stamp on verso and two with the additional blind stamp. Some images with damage: one with minor creasing and with a small chip of lower blank margin; one with a small chip of lower blank margin and a small hole slightly affecting image; one with a crease and a break, but overall a good collection. The attractive images show; Granville Street; English Bay Beach; Waterfront Vancouver; Vancouver Steamship Docks; Vancouver Panorama; Kitsilano Swimming Pool - Largest Salt Water Pool in Canada. Leonard Frank (1870-1944) was a BC photographer who started in Alberni (ca. 1898-1916), but became famous during his almost 40-years career in Vancouver (1917-1944). Forced to leave Vancouver Island because of anti-German sentiments during WW1, Frank "established a brief partnership in Vancouver with Orville J. Rognon between 1918 and 1919 as the Commercial Photo Company. Frank continued to operate under that name until about 1926-1927 when he started using his own name for the business. Leonard Frank Photos established an enviable reputation as industrial and commercial photographers and Leonard Frank continued photographing almost until he died" ("Camera Workers..." online, vol. 1, 2). Two major collections of Leonard Frank's photos are housed in the Vancouver Public Library and the Jewish Museum & Archives of B.C.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1534         Order / Enquire




[GIBRALTAR]
[Large Photograph Panorama of the Western Face of the Rock of Gibraltar with the Inner Harbour, the Settlement Ascending the Slopes of the Rock, and the Moorish Castle Above].
Ca. 1870. Panorama ca. 14,5x51,5 cm (5 ¾ x 20 ¼ in), composed of three albumen prints, ca. 14,5x17 cm (5 ¾ x 6 ½ in). Two parts mounted on the original thick paper leaf, with the third part folding. Images slightly faded, the third part with several creases, but overall a very good panorama. This attractive panorama of the Gibraltar waterfront gives a nice overview of the inner harbour, with the fortified embankment and a group of boats in the foreground, and the settlement ascending the hill towards the Moorish Castle and the Rock of Gibraltar in the background.
$375 USD    Item Number: 752         Order / Enquire




HAMACHER, Ephraim J. (1857-1935)
[Collection of Two Original Photograph Views of Whitehorse, Each Titled:] Whitehorse, June 11, 1913.
1913. Two unmounted gelatin silver prints, each ca. 19,5x25 cm (7 ¾ x 9 ¾ in). Titled and signed "E.J. Hamacher" in negative. Minor creases and tears on extremities, with minor losses, but overall very good bright photos. Two attractive panoramic views of the young growing community of Whitehorse taken by the renowned local photographer E.J. Hamacher, who was later credited for accomplishing the most comprehensive visual history of the early years of Whitehorse. The photos taken from the clay cliffs surrounding the town show the main outline of Whitehorse with the Yukon River and the wharf with the sternwheelers in the foreground, followed by the streets, the residential area and the church; distant snow-capped hills of the Coast Mountains are seen in the background. "Ephraim J. Hamacher (or E.J. As he was commonly called) was born June 10, 1857 in Kitchener, Ontario and was living in Yakima, Washington when news of the Klondike Gold Rush broke out. He moved north, and in 1898 set up a photography studio in Bennett City, B.C. In April 1900 Hamacher moved to Whitehorse, Yukon and operated a general merchandise and photographic store selling his own prints as well as photography equipment and supplies. Hamacher became known as "The Whitehorse Photographer". He was involved in many community activities including hunting, fishing, curling and playing piccolo in the town band. E.J. Hamacher died in Whitehorse on November 1, 1935" (E.J. Hamacher Collection/Yukon Archives online). "Hamacher worked in Washington and Oregon possibly as early as the 1870s (Mautz, 1997). By the summer of 1898, according to Becker, he was left in charge of Hegg's "studio" at Lake Bennett while Hegg, P.E. Larss and others carried on to Dawson. Hamacher was assisted by Florence Hartshorn" (Camera Workers: The British Columbia, Alaska & Yukon Photographic Directory online, vol. 1).
$575 USD    Item Number: 1573         Order / Enquire




HOOK, W[illliam] E[dward] (1833-1908) & HIESTAND, J[oseph] G[onder] (1860-1916)
[COLORADO: A Collection of Twenty-Two Original Cabinet Photographs of the Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway].
Colorado Springs, ca. 1895. Twenty-two albumen cabinet photographs mounted on original heavy card stock, each ca. 19x11 cm (7 ½ x 4 ½ in), fourteen stamped W.E. Hook on verso, four J.G. Hiestand, two U.S. Signal Station and two unmarked. Some very mild fading of some images, but overall a very good collection of sharp images. "The Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway is a cog railway, "climbing the well-known mountain Pikes Peak. The base station is in Manitou Springs, Colorado near Colorado Springs. The railway is the highest in North America by a considerable margin. It was built and is operated solely for the tourist trade. The railway was started by Zalmon G. Simmons, inventor and founder of the Simmons Beauty Rest Mattress Company. The company was founded in 1889 and limited service to the Halfway House Hotel was started in 1890. The summit was reached the following year" (Wikipedia). The views in this collection document the early years of operation of the railway and include: Minnie-ha-ha Falls, Pike's Peak Trail; Green Mountain Falls; The Three Lower Falls, Cheyenne Canon; Royal Gorge; Mother Grundy, Garden of the Gods; Pike's Peak Railroad, Gravel Slide; Devil's Punch Bowl, Glen Eyrie; Seven Falls, Cheyenne Canon; Silver Cascades, North Cheyenne Canon; Pike's Peak from Mt. Eleanor; Gateway, Garden of the Gods; Manitou Springs, Colorado; Summit of Pike's Peak, Rose Emma Falls; The Loop C.C.R.R., Georgetown Colorado; The Peak from Pilot Knob; Above Timber Line; Looking Down from Timber-Line etc. In April 1885, Hook established a photography studio in Manitou Springs, Colorado.., Over the years, Hook specialized in marketing landscape views of Colorado to tourists.., [Hook] also operated a boarding house for tourists until 1890, when the construction and operations associated with the Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway - a steep grade railway from Manitou Springs to the summit of Pikes Peak - prompted the family to relocate to Colorado Springs" (Yale Library online). Hiestand "was well known for his photography of the Pikes Peak area, [and] was the official photographer for the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway" (The Mineralogical Record online).
$975 USD    Item Number: 1617         Order / Enquire




[INDIA & CEYLON]
[Album with Forty-Six Original Photographs of India and Ceylon].
Ca. 1890. Oblong Small Quarto (18x25 cm). 25 leaves. With 46 silver gelatin prints (6 of these are duplicates), each 11x16 cm (4x6 in), many with contemporary manuscript captions on verso. Period gilt tooled half morocco with brown cloth boards. Rebacked in period style, mounts slightly foxed, some images mildly faded but overall a very good album with good clear images. The images are uniform in format and non-commercial. The photographer was likely a missionary as several of the photographs deal with missions. The photographer documents a wide area from the Khyber Pass to Peshawar, Simla, Delhi, Agra, Ratnapura, Lucknow, Cawnpore, Kotla, Megnanapuram and across to Ceylon. The images include: A house at Palamcottah, Residency at Lucknow, Kandy, a church in Peshawar, a missionary group with camels, Batala, a house in Colombo, tea plantation, Avisawella, the Kutub, Delhi, Khyber Pass, a desert fortress, church at Megnanapouram, Gates, Courts of Justice, Agra, Mrs Kember's Mission House, Palamcottah, scene in Ceylon, Tamarind tree, Megnanapouram, Sacred elephant in the Temple, Tinnevelly, Forts, Agra, house in Hatton, Ceylon; scene at Ratnapura, tomb at Old Delhi, Girls at Cotla Mission School, Cotla School boys, tea plantation, Amritsar, Mission House, Lucknow, Cawnpore monument to massacre, church at Cawnpore, burnt down in the Mutiny, Peshawar church, monument in the Residency grounds, Lucknow, Himalayan scene (Simla, Darjeeling), ruins of Delhi Gate at Lucknow etc.
$850 USD    Item Number: 1202         Order / Enquire




[JAPAN, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE & HAWAII]
[Attractive Lacquered Album with 112 Original Photographs of Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Hawaii Taken During an Around the World Trip Titled]: "Around the World, 1900."
1900. Oblong Folio (ca. 32,5x41 cm). With 112 gelatin silver prints of various size mounted on 21 stiff card leaves, including 10 large images, ca. 25,5x29 cm (10 x 11 ½ in), and three large colour photos, ca. 20x26 cm (8x10 ¼ in). Manuscript ink captions on the mounts. Original lacquered Japanese album with leather spine, marbled paper endpapers, all edges gilt. Rebacked in style, boards slightly rubbed and neatly repaired on the corners, minor foxing of the endpapers, otherwise a very good album. The album includes photos taken by a British traveller during a trip around the world, dated 20 March - 31 August 1900. The author left London in the beginning of March on the P.& O. Steamer Arcadia and proceeded to Port Said and Colombo, where he changed to the R.M.S. Chusan for Hong Kong. After calling at Penang and Singapore he arrived to Hong Kong, and visited Canton and Macao. Then he proceeded to Japan, arriving to Kobe on 4 May and travelling around the country until the end of June. On 20 June he left on S.S. "Futami Maru", calling at Manila, Samoa, and Hawaii. One of the last photos dated 31 August 1900 shows the Niagara Falls. The images of Japan comprise the majority of the album (63) and include views of Yokohama harbour, Tokyo (Kameido shrine, private house owned by certain Englishman Milne et al.), Kiga, a series of images of the Nikko shrines with the "celebrated Red Lacquer Bridge", Eaimitsu temple, Karamon gate, bronze Torii, "Avenue of criptomenia trees", botanical garden et al. Interesting in the image of the "fish flags" waving in Nikko during the Tango no Sekku or the Boys Holiday - "the idea is that as the fish swims against the stream, so may the boy 'swim' through life". The author also took a series of photos of a temple procession in Nikko, with a picture of "3 gold shrines, 75 men to carry each. These are not allowed to be photographed". Other images shows street musicians, small tea houses and hotels, Kyoto geishas, Nagoya Castle, Nara City et al. Three colour photos show Lake Hakone and Mount Fuji. The album opens with a self portrait of the compiler shown mounted on a horse, with his guide Hirakata, at the Otome Toge pass where "one gets a magnificent view of Fujiyama". A series of interesting photos of China include view of the Hong Kong harbour with the building of the Club, "the Queen's road" and monument to the Queen Victoria in Hong Kong, view of Macao taken from the hotel 'Boa Vista', several dreadful images of execution of pirates in Canton, native boats crowded on the Canton river, a portrait of the travelling party at the palace of "Li Hung Chang" (Li Hongzhang, 1823-1901, a noted Chinese politician) et al. The beginning of the album numbers 14 views of Port Said, Colombo, Penang and Singapore, with street views, native boats with painted eyes in the bows, diving boys, and islands near Singapore which "we were passing nearly all day & each one seemed more beautiful that the last". In the end of the album there are over a dozen photos of Manila, Samoa and Hawaii with large views of Honolulu, scenes of "Cricket at Apia", portraits of natives, Hawaiian dancers et al.
$3250 USD    Item Number: 1038         Order / Enquire




[KASHMIR AND THE HIMALAYAS]
[Album with 99 Original Snapshots, Titled on Front Pastedown:] Two Months Wanderings in Kashmir, Jhelum Valley, Srinagar & the Himalayas, and Murree to Rawalpindi and N.W. Frontier. (September-November 1917).
1917. Octavo (ca. 22,5x17 cm). 24 card leaves. With 99 gelatin silver prints, the majority ca. 6x10,5 cm (2 3/8 x 4 1/8 in); with 11 images ca. 5,5x8,5 cm (2 ¼ x 3 ¼ in) or slightly smaller. All photos captioned in white pencil on the mounts. Original green cloth "Newlyn" album, slightly rubbed on the extremities. About 40 images faded, one photo with creases and tears, but overall a very good album. Interesting collection of original snapshots documenting a travel of a group of British officers and officials around Kashmir and the Northwestern Frontier during the last stage of the WW1. The first part of the travel started at the Bhurban camp (Punjab, modern Pakistan), from where the party drove up the Jhelum Valley road to Srinagar; among the snapshots are views of villages and locals in Kohala, Chinar, and Rampur. A series of Srinagar views numbers over twenty images, showing Amira Kadal Bridge in its initial wooden state (in was reconstructed in concrete in 1982), the Bund and the post office, Srinagar museum and banqueting hall, Maharaja's Palace, 3rd Bridge and Hari Parbat fort, Hari Singh's Palace, local dwellings named "the Shanks" et al; several views depict the Dal Lake and famous Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh gardens nearby. There are also vivid portraits of Kargil peasants and local children named "mudlarks." The second leg of the travel was a hike to the Harmukh Mountain in northwestern Himalayas. Over 30 images illustrate the undertaking, with stunning views of the Tsurlat Pass, mountain ranges nearby, the Harmukh Mountain with its glaciers, Wangat Nala and ruins of a Hindu temple; portraits of coolies and the British travellers crossing streams, resting in camp and taking notes. The photos taken on the way back include views of Ganderbal and the Sind River, Lake Manesbal, Chinar Bagh, Takht-i-Suleiman Mountain, a bank of Jhelum showing old Kashmir road, portraits of Pathan peasants (Pashtuns), a marauder in the Bhurban camp, a caravan of "Barbary camels on a long journey" and others. Overall a very interesting collection.
$975 USD    Item Number: 1415         Order / Enquire




KINSBERGEN, Isidore van (1821-1905)
[JAVA: Collection of Three Original Photos of the Borobudur and Prambanan Temples in Java, Including a Very Well Preserved First Photographic Image of the Borobudur Temple after its Restoration].
1872, 1896-7. Three albumen prints, each ca. 16,5x22 cm (6 ½ x 8 ¾ in). All mounted on period stiff card leaves with pen and pencil captions in French on the mounts. All titled and dated in negative. Overall a very good collection. Three photos of the Javanese temples by prominent photographer of the Dutch East Indies Isidore van Kinsbergen, including the first photographic image of Borobudur temple after its restoration (dated 1872), and two photos of the Prambanan temple dated 1896-1897. "Isodorus "Isidore" van Kinsbergen was a Dutch-Flemish engraver who took the first archaeological and cultural photographs of Java during the Dutch East Indies period in the nineteenth century. The photographs he produced during his visit to the colony in 1851 ranged in subject from antiquities and landscapes to portraits, court-photography, model studies and nudes. His monograph was published in black and white with a coloured quire of nearly 400 photographs. His photograph of Borobudur was the first picture of the monument that showed the results of the first restoration c. 1873" (Wikipedia). "... Boro-Boedoer (Borobudur) is still considered the true pinnacle of his archaeological work. Supplementing the Antiquities of Java series, the Batavian Society had commissioned Van Kinsbergen in 1873 to photograph the Borobudur. The manner in which he immortalized the various Buddha types on this world famous monument enraptured the Dutch scholar G.P. Rouffaer: "If ever the concept of God, as we see it, has revealed itself to the Hindus in the language of sculpture, that is it certainly in these depictions of the sitting Buddha."" (Hannavy, J. Encyclopaedia of Nineteenth Century Photography. New York, 2008, vol. 1, p. 1436).
$375 USD    Item Number: 1569         Order / Enquire




LA ROCHE, Frank (1853-1936)
[Original Photograph Titled:] 1263. Juneau from the Water.
Ca. 1890s. Gelatin silver print ca. 18x23,5 cm (7 ¼ x 9 ¼ in). Mounted on the original photographer's card with blind stamped address and signature "La Roche" on the lower margin. Signed and titled in negative. Mount with minor chipping on the extremities, otherwise a very good photo. "A prolific landscape photographer, he reputedly made over 100 round trips to Alaska. His only trip into the Yukon interior was in the late summer and fall 1897. Views from his summer 1897 journey were copyrighted that year and published in an 1898 souvenir album, one of the earliest printed works to depict the harrowing trip faced by the gold-hungry hordes" ("Camera Workers..." online, vol. 1). "Frank La Roche was born in Philadelphia, where he learned the trade of photography. He arrived in Seattle just after the great fire of June 1889 to find the city in ashes, but soon opened a gallery in the Kilgen block on 2nd Avenue. His studio, in addition to high-class portrait photography, specialized in scenic and industrial views of western Washington state. He produced extensive views of the Seattle waterfront, streets and buildings, early Everett land speculation, ships, logging activities, and American Indians. In addition, he traveled in California, the western United States and along the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, taking scenic views which he produced for sale to travelers. He also made numerous trips to southeastern Alaska and the Yukon Territory photographing among others, scenes during the Klondike gold rush, ca. 1897-1899. These included views of his experiences traveling from Dyea, Alaska over the Chilkoot Pass into British Columbia to reach the gold fields. He sold mounted prints of his travels, but preferred to reach a larger audience through his six-part album entitled Enroute to the Klondike" (Frank La Roche photograph collection/ University of Washington Libraries online).
$375 USD    Item Number: 1365         Order / Enquire




LINDAHL, Axel (1841-1906); BEYER, F.; JAEGER, J. &c.
[NORWAY & SWEDEN: Collection of Thirty Large Original Photographs of Norway and Sweden].
Ca. 1890s. Thirty large albumen prints ca. 16,5x23 cm (6 ½ x 9 in) mounted on original card leaves (ca. 33x47 cm). The majority of images captioned in Norwegian and Swedish in negative at the bottom, and supplemented with period ink captions in German on the mounts. Housed loosely in a period portfolio with grey cloth boards and red sheep spine with gilt tooled faded label "Scandinavie." The leaves are slightly waved and soiled, the portfolio is rubbed and worn, but the images are bright and sound. Overall a very good collection. The attractive photographs in this collection include: 1) 83. Bygdo. Fra Parken ved Oscarshald. Axel Lindahl. 2) Hvalfangerskibet Düncan Greys Skytter og Kanon Skaarö, M.G./ Walfisch-Kanope v. Walfischboot Düncan Greys. 3) 1699. Thelemarken. Veien over Haukelidfeld, Rensdyr./Renthierherdeam haukelid-Berg 4) 393. Sogn, Borgunds nye Kirke fra Svartegjaeld/ Sogn, Borgunds neue Kirche, gesch.v. Svartegjaeld 5) 2358. Soan. Naerdalen. Seflefos. Axel Lindahl. 6) 713. Romsdalen. Slettafos/ Slettafall 7) 710. Romsdalen. Vermaafossene/ Vermaa-fälle 8) 757. Romsdalen. Mardalsfos fra Eikisdalen. Axel Lindahl/ Mardals- fälle 9) No. 235. Slettafos. Eneret 1891. F. Beyer, Bergen 8) 712. Romsdalen, Vermaafossene/ Vermaa-fälle 9) 711. Romsdalen, Vermaafossene/ Vermaa-fälle 10) 49. Christiania fra Ekeberg. I. Axel Lindahl / Christiania 11) 2364. Sogn. Naeredalen. Stalheim Hotel. Axel Lindahl/ Hot. Stallheim im Naero-Thal 12) 36. Nordstrand Bad ved Christiania. Axel Lindahl/ Bad Nordstrand b. Christiania 13) 52. Christiania fra Oscarhald. II. Axel Lindahl/ Christiania (pencil) 14) 1639. Thelemarken. Loveid Kanal/ Loveid-Shleussen-Kanal, Thelemarken, Norw. 15) 77. Bygdo. Oscarshald fra Skarpsno. / Oscarhald 16) 1145. Tromso/ Tromsö 17) 1887 [?] Hamerfest wahrend dei Brande 18) 1223. Finmarken. Hammerfest 19) No. 220. Romsdalshorn. Eneret 1891. F. Beyer, Bergen/ Romsthalhorn 20) 2313. Sodn. Borgunds Kirke. 21) No. 26. Stockholm. Utsigt fran Mosebacke. J. Jaeger Kgl. Hoffotograf/ Stockholm 22) No. 2. Stockholm och dess omnigifningar. Kgl. Slottet, sedt fram Skeppsholmen. J. Jaeger Kgl. Hoffotograf/ Kgl. Sloss in Stockholm 23) No. 255. Trondhjeims domkirke. Eneret 1891. F. Beyer, Bergen/ Domkirche in Trontheim 24) 2432. Hardanger, Odde. Axel Lindahl/ Odde am Hardanger-fjord 25) No. 378. Upsala. Nya Universitetshuset. Lidahis Fotografiaffar, Stockholn/ Upsala, Neue Universitat (pencil) 26) 1512. Bergen, Panorama fra Floifjeldet I. Axel Lindahl/ Panorama v. Bergen 27) 1512. Bergen, Panorama fra Floifjeldet II. Axel Lindahl/ Panorama v. Bergen 28) 9293. Olat kyrre. K. Knudsen, Bergen/ Norw. Dampher "Olaf Kyrre" 29 & 30 Uncaptioned.
$1750 USD    Item Number: 1547         Order / Enquire




[MALTA]
[Large Photograph Panorama of Valetta Harbour, Malta].
Ca. 1870. Albumen print panorama ca. 18x51 cm (7 ¼ x 20 in), Panorama dissected in two parts and mounted in a recent mat. A very good sharp panorama. Valletta is the capital city of Malta. "The Crown Colony of Malta was part of the British Empire in the present-day Republic of Malta. It was established when Malta Protectorate was transformed into a British crown colony in 1813, and this was confirmed by the Treaty of Paris in 1814" (Wikipedia).
$650 USD    Item Number: 1504         Order / Enquire




[MEDITERRANEAN AND RUSSIA]
[Album with Fifty Original Photographs of Ports and Views in the Mediterranean and Russia made by a Crew Member of the British Steamer Nigretia].
Ca. 1910s. Oblong Octavo (ca. 17x21 cm). 25 card leaves. Fifty gelatin silver prints ca. 10x15 cm (4 x 5 7/8 in) inserted into the decorative pockets on the album leaves. Thirty-eight images with period ink captions on the mounts. Original publisher's black cloth album by "M.W. & Co. Ltd, London" with gilt stamped title "Photographs" on the front board and a printed title page "The Decorated Interchangeable Photo Scrap Album;" with a pencil inscription "J. Cartirs" on the title page. Spine rubbed and loose at hinges, endpapers and several mounts slightly soiled, but overall a very good album. An interesting album compiled by a crew member of the British steamer Nigretia (launched 1910) showing its commercial voyages to Russia and the Mediterranean, with a series of images taken on board the steamer showing its crew and cargo. The majority of photographs show Nigretia's voyages in the Mediterranean, showing Livorno (captioned as Leghorn), Bagnara (Calabria, Italy), Cagliari quay (Sardinia), St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice (mistakenly captioned as "St. Paul's"), ruins of Pompeii (five views), Nice (two views, including a photo of two American yachts in the harbour), the banks of the Bosphorus with Turkish fortresses, palaces, and the Ortaköy Mosque (three views). The Mediterranean coast of North Africa is represented with seven views of the Algerian ports of Bona (Annaba) and Honaine (with interesting images of construction works over the loading docks), and three views of Nigretia off Tripoli, including a group portrait of Arab workers on the steamer's deck. There are also four interesting images of the Russian ports of Odessa and Archangelsk with loaders at work and piles of wooden planks prepared for transportation; views of the Kiel Canal with the Levensau High Bridge (Germany, launched in 1895), the Port of Hull (Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire), two photos of Dartmouth, Devon, and a photo of Nigretia in the port of Charlestown, the United States. A series of photos taken on board Nigretia show its cargo deck, working crew members, and the interior of the salon with several senior officers posing.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1303         Order / Enquire




[MILLER, N.B.]
[Original Albumen Panoramic Photograph of Sitka with the Governor's Mansion and Russian Orthodox Church]
[Sitka], [ca. 1896]. Photograph 18x48 cm (7½ x 19 in). Photograph bisected vertically and mounted on two slightly larger contemporary mounts. Mounts slightly edge worn. Photograph a bit faded, but in very good condition. An attractive, early panoramic photograph of Sitka, Alaska, showing the waterfront including the Governor's Mansion and St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church, with mountains in the background. A young fisherman sits in a small boat in the bottom foreground of the image. The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Michael, visible in the right side of the picture, was founded in 1848. The three-story governor's residence sits on a hilltop overlooking the harbor, and an American flag flies near it. Smaller one- and two-story structures, including warehouses and homes, are seen along the entire length of the waterfront. The photograph is unsigned, but is attributed to N.B. Miller. Carl Mautz notes only that N.B. Miller was a (possibly amateur) photographer active in Alert Bay on Vancouver Island, circa 1888-89. However, Miller served as the assistant naturalist for the United States Treasury Department Fur Seals Investigations in 1896 in the Pribilof Islands (an island group in the Bering Sea). Not simply an amateur, he was a talented photographer, and it seems likely that this photograph was taken while he was doing his work with the fur seals commission in 1896. Sitka was made the capital of Russian America in 1808, and it was the seat of the American territorial government after the transfer of power from Russia to the United States in October, 1867. Sitka remained the capital of the Alaska Territory until 1908, when the capital was moved to Juneau. See the website of the Univ. of Washington Library, Special Collections "Guide to the Alaska Marine Resources and Pribilof Islands Photograph Collection ca. 1896-1909" for further examples of Miller's work. Mautz, p. 67 (ref).
$550 USD    Item Number: 451         Order / Enquire




[MOSCOW KREMLIN]
[Original Large Photograph of the Moscow Kremlin Taken from the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge].
Ca. 1880s. Albumen print ca. 22x28 cm (ca. 9x11 in), mounted on a period album leaf. Brown ink caption "The Palace of the Kremlin" on the mount. Mount slightly waved, but the photo is in very good condition. This classic photo of the Moscow Kremlin taken from the south shows the Grand Kremlin Palace, the Armoury Chamber (Oruzheynaya Palata), Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Cathedrals of the Annuciation and of the Archangel Michail, and three of the Kremlin towers: Blagoveschenskaya (Annunciation), Vodovzvodnaya ("Water-lifting") and Borovitskaya. The stone embankment of the Moscow River and the river with three small boats are shown in the foreground. The imperial eagles (to be replaced with red stars in the 1930s) are still seen on the tower tops. The photo was taken from the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge which was built in place of the earlier stone bridge in 1859 and was demolished in the 1930s. The new bridge is now located two blocks closer to the Kremlin.
$475 USD    Item Number: 972         Order / Enquire




MURCHIE, Archibald
[Original Photograph View of Yale, BC].
Ca. 1890s. Albumen print ca. 15x20,5 cm (5 ¾ x 8 in). Mounted on the original card with the photographer's ink stamp on verso. Mount slightly soiled on verso, with corner edges slightly worn; the image with a minor scratch, otherwise a very good photo. Archibald Murchie was a New Westminster photographer active in ca. 1890-1895 ("Camera Workers..." online, vol. 1).
$625 USD    Item Number: 1372         Order / Enquire




[NANAIMO]
[Album with Thirty Original Photos of the Connaught Barracks in Nanaimo and Its Military Contingent During the WW1].
Ca. 1915-1916. Quarto (ca. 29x23,5 cm). 27 album leaves. With thirty gelatin silver prints ca. 8x13,5 cm (3 x 5 ½ in) or smaller. Period black cloth album fastened with a string, with a gilt lettered title "The Ideal Scrap Book" on the front board. Leaves with the attached photos slightly wavy, several images removed by previous owners, but overall a very good album. Historically important collection of thirty original photos of the Connaught Barracks in Nanaimo during the WW1 and the troops stationed there, including the 72th Regiment of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, and the Canadian Mounted Rifles. The images include group portraits of the officers and soldiers, scenes of military exercises of infantry and artillery troops, reviews and parades et al. Several views show different wooden buildings of the barracks, the main building (former Nanaimo Agricultural Hall), a tent camp nearby, and the Nanaimo Bastion. A very interesting collection of original photos apparently taken by a member of a regiment stationed at the Connaught Barracks. "In 1911 work started on the Agricultural Hall. It was opened the following year. In 1913 there were sheds to accommodate horses, cows, pigs and sheep on the grounds. By October of 1913 the hall had been turned over to the military to house the Civil Aid Force during the big (miners) strike of 1912-1914. Detachments of troops were still stationed on the site in August, 1914 when World War One started. At this time, the Agricultural Hall was renamed the Connaught Barracks. In 1915, the animal sheds were demolished to build stables for the horses of elements of the Canadian Mounted Rifles stationed at the barracks. By 1917, agricultural shows were once again being held at the site <...>" (Nanaimo Cultural Heritage Newsletter. November 2014, online). Most of the buildings of the Connaught Barracks were demolished in 1957, apart from the single stable building (modern address - the intersection of Machleary and Wentworth Streets).
$750 USD    Item Number: 1418         Order / Enquire




[NEW SOUTH WALES]
[Collection of Thirteen Original Photos of New South Wales, Including Views of Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach, Hacking River, Shoalhaven River, and Three Interesting Images of the Parramatta River Taken on the Day of the Scull Boat Race between George Towns and Jim Stanbury in 1905 or 1906].
Ca. 1900s. Thirteen unmounted gelatin silver prints, ca. 15,5x20,5 cm (6x8 in). All with pencil titles in English on versos. Housed in their original period paper envelope with the printed title "Pearl Platino-Argentic Paper, Manufactured by Baker & Rouse, Abbotsford, Melbourne." The envelope opened on three sides, with tears on extremities, otherwise a very good collection of bright images. This interesting collection of photos of New South Wales includes views of Sydney Harbour taken from the deck of HMS "Powerful," Circular Quay taken from RMS "Orontes," two images of Bondi Beach and three rare views of the Parramatta River taken on a day of the famous scull boat race between George Towns and Jim Stanbury (one of two races between them, either in 1905 or in 1906). The photos show the Parramatta river full of canoes, paddle boats, and "steamers going up to the starting point," as well as "the Parramatta River after the finish of the Stanbury-Towns boat race, the boats hurrying back to town." The other images show the Hacking River taken from the Moombara district (Port Hacking, southern Sydney), Jamberoo village on the Illawarra South Coast of New South Wales; Nowra Bridge over the Shoalhaven River (built in 1881), and the Bomaderry Creek near Nowra (South Coast). The last view shows the harbour of Hobart with HMS "Challenger" on the right taken from the deck of RMS "Orontes." "George Towns was the Australian Single Sculls World Champion from 1901 to 1905 and 1906 to 1907. He was the last of the seven Australian World Sculling Champion who between them held the title almost uninterrupted from 1876 to 1909" (Wikipedia). His two races with another famous Australian sculler James Stanbury (1868-1945) took place on 22 July 1905 and 28 July 1906. "Stanbury was a tough proposition as he had been World Champion from 1891 to 1896 and had held off several challenges before losing to Gaudaur. The race was agreed to be run on 22 July 1905 on the Parramatta with a stake of £500 a side. The water was smooth and the weather was fine with just a light breeze. Again large crowds were on hand to witness what was expected to one of the great sculling contests. At the start Stanbury at once went to the front and by Uhr's Point was a length and a half ahead. Towns then spurted but could make no impression on the leader. For every effort Towns made Stanbury responded and he crossed the line by two lengths in a time of 19m.47s. Often when one sculler was beaten by another he was offered a return match to have the chance to get even - or, go two down. Stanbury offered Towns and they had another Championship race on the same course almost a year later on 28 July 1906. After the start Towns took an early lead but was soon overhauled by Stanbury who then continued to widen the gap until he was two lengths ahead but at Cabarita he started to show signs of distress. It was evident that his right shoulder was troubling him and about which rumours had been circulating. He had to slow down considerably and Towns then managed to catch up. Stanbury's shoulder finally gave out and from there on the race was a procession. Towns won by about twenty lengths in a time of 19m.53s. This was Stanbury's final Championship race; he had raced in seven and won five" (Wikipedia).
$575 USD    Item Number: 1570         Order / Enquire




[NIKKO, JAPAN]
[Album of 26 Original Photographs of Nikko, Japan].
Ca. 1890-es. Oblong Folio (28x38 cm). 26 large photographs ca. 20,5x26 cm (8 x 10 ¼ in) mounted on 26 stiff cardboard leaves. All photographs numbered and captioned in negative, 15 photographs with custom made labels with type written text. Period brown gilt lettered half morocco with cloth boards neatly rebacked and re-cornered in style with new endpapers. Overall a very good album. The album includes early large photographs of the main sites of Nikko, a mountainous resort approximately 140 km north of Tokyo, which became especially popular among foreign visitors in the end of the 19th century. "In 1890 first railway connection to Nikko was provided by the Japanese National Railways, which was followed by the Tobu Railway in 1929 with its Nikko Line" (Wikipedia). Nowadays Nikko is also a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists, famous for its ancient temples, tombs of great Japanese shoguns Tokugawa Ieyasu and Tokugawa Iemitsu, the Futarasan Shinto Shrine and numerous hot springs. The shrine of Nikko Tosho-gu, Futarasan Shrine, and a Buddhist temple complex Rinno-ji now form the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shrines and Temples of Nikko (Wikipedia). The photographs show Hatsuishi Street (numbered 1197), the Sacred Bridge (748) leading to the Futarasan Shrine, Manganji Garden (1129 and 1132), and a large group of views of the Tosho-gu Shrine. The latter includes pictures of several gate: Ishidorii (740), Yomeimon (715 and 729), Karamon (733), Niomon (716), Torii (709), Eaimitsu (427); views of Five-storied pagoda (757), Eaimitsu temple (702), tomb of Iyeyasu shogun (710, 711, 714); a sculpture of Three Wise Monkeys (1052), stone lions of Tobikoye Shishi (1145), Korean bronze lantern (358), lavish wall carvings (761), buildings of Koro (739), Futatsudo (1147), Kaguraden (1210), Mizuya (713), an alley with stone idols (807) et al.
$1250 USD    Item Number: 294         Order / Enquire




[NORTHERN INDIA]
[Two Photo Albums with 94 Original Photographs of Northern India].
Ca. 1910. Quarto, 2 vols. Albums with 12 leaves and generally with 4 photos per leaf. With 94 mostly glossy silver gelatin photographs ca. 11x17 cm (4 ¼ x 6 in). Images captioned in white ink on mount. Two green period gilt tooled half morocco alums with green cloth boards. Albums rebacked to match. About a dozen images yellowed and faded but the rest are strong unfaded images. Interesting photo-documentation of travels through northern India, the images include views of: The outward voyage with Aden; Manik Bagh in Indore; Luggage being transported at Indore station; the state stables; Udaipur; Hotel Cecil, Agra; Ambala; a station on the Simla-kalka railway; monkies on roofs, Simla; Mashobra; the Kashmir Gate in Delhi; an ancient minstrel in Kutab; Bhopal Station; Beaters in Bhopal; Sanchi; a mortar mill in Meerut; Sardhana; homeward journey with Messina & Reggio, etc.
$1250 USD    Item Number: 1513         Order / Enquire




PAAR, T[heodore] H.
[Photo Album with Ten Original Photographs of Kanchenjunga and Darjeeling].
Darjeeling, ca. 1900. With ten gelatin silver prints each ca. 21x28 cm (8 ½ x 11 in). Nine of the images with captions and photographers name in negative in lower margin. Period green cloth boards rebacked in green morocco. Photographs mounted on original card leaves, a couple mildly faded by overall in very good condition. The captioned images included in this album are: #23. Kinchinjunga by Sunset; #85 Kinchinjunga from Phalut; #80 Kinchinjunga from Sandakphu; #78 Mt. Everest from Sandakphu; #79 Clouds from Phalut; #14 View from Senchal; #12 Kinchinjunga from Observatory Hill; #67 Darjeeling by moonlight; #42 Chinbatti Loop; one image of a statue not captioned. "Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the Tamur River and in the east by the Teesta River" (Wikipedia).
$975 USD    Item Number: 1519         Order / Enquire




[PANAMA CANAL CONSTRUCTION & KINGSTON EARTHQUAKE]
[Album of Thirty-one Original Photographs Showing a trip by a Group of Chicago Businessmen Touring Panama at the time of the Construction of the Panama Canal and also Puerto Rico, Cuba and Kingston, Jamaica at the time of the Earthquake There].
1907. Oblong Folio (28,5x40 cm). 25 black heavy card stock leaves. The album contains twenty mounted large platinum prints each ca. 18,5x24 cm ( ½ x 9 ½ in) and eleven mounted smaller gelatin silver prints each ca. 11x16 cm (4 ½ x 6 ½ in) or slightly smaller. All images captioned in white manuscript on mounts. Original black pebbled cloth album by The Heinn Co. Cover with some staining but overall still a very good album with strong and sharp images. This album which documents the construction of the Panama Canal and the 1907 Kingston Earthquake includes images of: Chicago Party (of business men); Landing Place (La Marina) San Juan, P.R. " waiting for more carriages;" Casa Blanca, P.R.; Old City Wall, gate and watchtower at San Juan P.R.; Group at Panama R.R. Station; Native Huts, Panama; A very small part of old French machinery at Empire, Canal Zone; Steam Shovel at Gatun, Canal Zone; View from Ancon, Panama, showing reservoir and Hotel Tivoli; Part of Culebra Cut; Part Old Spanish Cemetery, Panama. "no pay no stay;" Ruins of oldest church in Panama; Avenue of Royal Palms near Rio Cobre Hotel, Spanish Town, Jamaica; Street Scene in Kingston, Jamaica, showing effect of earthquake (1907); Harbour, Santiago, Cuba; The Morro, Santiago, Cuba; Scene in Guantanamo Harbour, Cuba; Drawbridge at Cabanas, Havana; Laurel Ditch, Cabanas, Havana, Cuba; Sunset, close of the last day of the trip; Disembarking into boats; U.S. Warships at Guantanamo; Public Square, San Juan; After the earthquake; Tivoli Hotel, Ancon, C.Z.; Kingston inhabitants; Empire, C.Z.; Culebra Cut, March 2, 1907; Kingston Kids; Morro Castle, Havana; Sunset. The U.S. formally took control of the canal property on May 4, 1904, but construction of the Panama Canal would take another 10 years before completion. "The 1907 Kingston earthquake which shook the capital of the island of Jamaica with a magnitude of 6.5.., was considered by many writers of that time one of the world's deadliest earthquakes recorded in history" (Wikipedia).
$3250 USD    Item Number: 1619         Order / Enquire




[PHOTOGRAPHS OF TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD]
[Album of 156 Photographs of Travels Around the World ca. 1890 with 27 Photographs of British Columbia].
Ca. 1890. Oblong Quarto. 32 leaves. With 156 photographs with descriptions, most ca. 7x10 cm (3 x 4 in) but several larger. Period dark brown gilt tooled half morocco with brown cloth boards. Rebacked in style, otherwise, a very good album. The strong images show: Liverpool, Quebec, Ottawa, Victoria, Calgary, Crossing the Rockies, Kootenay Lake, Aden, Alexandria, Bombay, Delhi, Agra, Cairo, Benares, Colombo, Madras, Calcutta, Madura, Kandi, Taj Mahal, Honolulu, Fiji, Melbourne and Hobart.
$850 USD    Item Number: 888         Order / Enquire




[PRAGUE]
[Original Mounted Five-Part Photograph Panorama Titled (Verso):] Prag.
Ca. 1885. Five part photograph panorama leporello, mounted albumen prints together ca. 8,5x54 cm (3 ½ x 21 ½ in). Housed in original red cloth covers, a few spots of very mild foxing of mounts, but overall a very good panorama. In the middle left of the panorama one can see the Rudolfinum, which indicates that the photograph must be dated after 1884. This attractive photographic panorama of the banks of the Vltava river and the old town of Prague as seen from Letna, shows the Charles Bridge in the background, and other famous Prague landmarks such the Church of Our Lady before Týn, Astronomical Clock, Powder Tower etc.
$650 USD    Item Number: 1549         Order / Enquire




[PRAGUE]
[Original Mounted Photograph Titled:] Panorama of the City of Prague.
Ca. 1880. Original four part photograph ca. 19x72,5 (7 ½ x 28 ½ in) mounted on two leaves. One leaf with five other smaller (each ca. 10 x14 cm or 4x5,5 in.) titled photographs of Prague mounted on the verso. Overall a very good panorama. This attractive photographic panorama of the banks of the Vltava river and the old town of Prague as seen from Letna, shows the Charles Bridge in the background, and other famous Prague landmarks such the Church of Our Lady before Týn, Astronomical Clock, Powder Tower etc.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1306         Order / Enquire




[RED BARON]
[Album with 20 Original Photographs, Titled on the Front Cover:] Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918). Photo Album.
Ca. 1916 - early 1918. Oblong Folio (ca. 24,5x32 cm), 7 card leaves. 20 mounted gelatin silver prints of various size, including two large aerial panoramas ca. 15,5x27,5 cm (6 ¼ x 10 ¾ in) or slightly smaller, and nine large photos ca. 12,5x16,5 cm (4 ¾ x 6 ½ in), the rest of images are ca. 9x13 cm (3 ½ x 5 ¼ in) and smaller. Three images numbered in negative. Handsome recent red full morocco album with gilt tooled decorative frame (with the Iron Cross) and title on the front board, and blind stamped decorative border on the rear border; white moiré endpapers. Two panoramas consist of two parts neatly stuck together, several images with minor silvering, but overall a near fine album. Rare collection of original photographs dedicated to the German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I, including some of the last portraits of Manfred von Richthofen. The album opens with two views of Heidelberg and six aerial views of an airfield and a hangar constructed near a West European city, apparently one of the German airbases at the time, in Belgium or France. The photos include two large two-part panoramas and show the aircraft hangar, a small plane on the landing strip, surrounding infrastructure (service buildings, a railway leading to the hangar), and a small European city within medieval star like defensive walls. A series of six photos portray an inspection of a German air force base by the German High Command headed by Paul von Hindenburg, Germany's Chief of General Staff since 1916. There is also a picture of the German mechanics servicing a biplane fighter which is decorated with the iron crosses painted on the tail and wings (late insignia with a simple rectangular cross which was used in March/April - November 1918). The album closes with three important photograph portraits of several of Germany's top pilots gathered for the flying contest at the Adlershof aviation testing center outside Berlin in mid-January 1918. The photos depict exactly the same moment as the "Richthofen Film" (part 2) made by A.F.G. Fokker in 1918 (see the original video at Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive online; copyright by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum). The first photo shows famous German ace Manfred von Richthofen or "Red Baron" (1892-1918; the top ace of the war, credited with 80 air combat victories) talking to Hans Klein (1891-1944), a German fighter ace credited with 22 aerial victories, awarded with the Iron Cross and the Pour le Merite order, or "Blue Max" in October 1917. The second photo portrays Adolf von Tutscheck (1891-1918), Commander of Jagdgeschwader 2 since February 1918, awarded with the Blue Max in August 1917. On the photo he is shown in a flight hat and wearing his Blue Max. The third photo is a group portrait of six of German fighter pilots (from left to right): Lt. Erich Löwenhardt (1897-1918; the third highest German flying ace with 54 victories, awarded with the Blue Max in May 1918); Oberlt. Bruno Loerzer (1891-1960; commander of Jasta 26, later of Jasta III, the third of the German famous "flying circuses," awarded with the Blue Max in February 1918); Manfred von Richthofen, Lt. Kurt Schwarzenberger (chief test pilot for the experimental fighter division of Idflieg); Hans Klein; Albert Mühlig-Hofmann (1886-1980, commander of the Field Equipment Service of Idflieg). Note that Hans Klein is shown wearing his Blue Max and still possesses his right index finger (shot off in combat on 19 February 1918). These portraits are one of the last depictions of Adolf von Tutscheck (killed in action on March 15, 1918), Manfred von Richthofen (killed in action on April 21, 1918), and Erich Löwenhardt (killed in action on August 10, 1918). Overall a very interesting historically significant photograph collection.
$5750 USD    Item Number: 1550         Order / Enquire




[ROME]
[Collection of Four Large Original Photographs of Rome].
Ca. 1870. Four large mounted albumen prints each ca. 27x38 cm (10 ½ x 15 in). Two captioned in negative Foro Romano; 32 Interno del Colosoco Roma. The mounts with some wear and soiling, one with tears and creases, but overall a very good collections of early photographs. The attractive Rome photographs in this collection include two photographs of the Coliseum (exterior & interior) and two of the Forum including the Temple of Saturn.
$1250 USD    Item Number: 1551         Order / Enquire




ROSETTI STUDIOS
[Collection of Five Original Large Photos of Stanley Park, All Titled and Signed in Negative].
Ca. 1900s. Five gelatin silver prints ca. 24,5x19,5 cm (9 ¾ x 7 ¾ in). All numbered, titled and signed "Photo Rosetti" in negative. Photos with minor holes on the margins, several with minor corner wear. Overall a very good collection. Interesting collection of large original photos of Stanley Park taken by Vancouver based Rosetti Studio. The images include a view of the "Lighthouse at First Narrows from E. Of Prospect Point," and four "forest" scenes depicting the park's interior, with romantic titles: "Light spangled cloisters of the high-arched woods," "Lights Flecked and Shafted," "Guardians of the pass, westward to Second beach," and "The Shimmering lights of Summery woods." Rosetti Photographic Studios was a Vancouver enterprise active in ca. 1909-1915. It was "owned and operated by Lionel Haweis and J.J. McCarthy (1910), then by Haweis and a co-proprietor named Ranier (1912-1915). One A.C. Williams is also listed as a proprietor in 1913" ("Camera Workers..." online, vol. 2).
$750 USD    Item Number: 1375         Order / Enquire




[SUEZ CANAL]
[Three Original Stereo view Photographs Showing the Opening of the Suez Canal]: Inauguration du Canal de Suez. 801. Entrée de la flotte dans le canal a Port-Said; 808. La Themis portant le pavillon amiral a Port-Said; 816. La flotte au mouillage & montagnes akaka a Suez].
Ca. 1869 - early 1870s. Three pairs of albumen prints ca. 7,5x15 cm (3x6 in). Mounted on the original card with printed titles on the lower margins of the mount. Very good stereo views. Collection of three early stereo views depicting the opening of the Suez Canal on the 17th of November 1869. The images show the entrance of the international fleet into the Canal at Port Said, French frigate Themis going through the Canal under the flag of admiral Moulac (Themis accompanied French Imperial yacht L'Aigle with Empress Eugenie on board), and the fleet at anchor in Suez. "At 8 a.m. On the 17th a fleet of ships, headed by L'Aigle with Lesseps and [Empress] Eugenie on board, prepared to pass through. The length of L'Aigle was 99 meters and its beam 18 meters. In 4 hours it made 44 kilometers, reaching Kautara to receive the salute of the Latif. In the rear of the L'Aigle followed the Emperor of Austria; in their own yachts, the Prince Royal of Prussia, the Prince and Princess of Holland, the English ambassador at Constantinople, Lord Elliot, and the Russian ambassador at the same court, General Ignatieff. These were accompanied by the engineers of the canal, Voisin Bey, La Roche, Gioia, and others; the Prince of Holland by M. Ruyssenaers still the consul-general, and then vice-president of the Canal Company. After a delay at Ismailia, where a ball at the palace was attended by from four to five thousand guests, the fleet passed forward, L'Aigle, with the Empress Eugenie, reaching Suez on the 20th" (Nourse, Prof. J.E. The Maritime Canal of Suez, from its Inauguration, November 17, 1869, to the year 1884... Washington, 1884, p. 73). "The magnificence of the three-week-long inaugural ceremonies reminded some observers of The Thousand and One Nights. Many notable political and literary figures attended the celebration, among them the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph, the king of Hungary, the prince of Prussia, and the prince and princess of Holland. Undoubtedly the most valued guest, however, was the French empress Eugénie, for whom the khedive built a palace on the Nile, a replica of her private apartments in the Tuileries. <...> Among the scholars and writers attending were the famous German Egyptologist Richard Lepsius, the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, the French painter Jean-Léon Gérôme, and the French writer Théophile Gautier. A large contingent of journalists was also present" (Celik, Z. Displaying the Orient. Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth Century World Fairs. University of California Press, 1992, p. 145-146).
$475 USD    Item Number: 1571         Order / Enquire




TOWNE, Bertram C.
[Original Photograph Titled in ink on verso:] 48. At Nanaimo, B.C.
Ca. 1890s. Albumen print ca. 11x19,5 cm (4 ¼ x 7 ¾ in). Mounted on the original photographer's card with printed signature and general title: "B.C. Towne, Portland, Oregon. Alaska, Columbia River and Northwest Scenery" on the lower margin. With a period ink title on verso. Minor old mount residue on verso, otherwise a very good photo. An early interesting view of the loading dock in the port of Nanaimo. "Bertram C. Towne was a photographer active in Portland, Oregon, during the period 1884-1895. From 1884-1887, B.C. Towne and Elbridge W. Moore operated the San Francisco Gallery in Portland as partners, having assumed control of the gallery after the death of W.H. Towne. At this time, the studio was also listed as "Towne & Moore." From 1888-1895, the studio operated as "B.C. Towne Photograph Company" and was located on First Street in Portland. In October, 1890, the West Shore, a popular weekly publication that promoted life in the Pacific Northwest, named Towne as a photographic contest winner in the "professional" category. Carl Mautz, in Biographies of Western Photographers (1997), states that Towne's studio "became one of the premier galleries in Portland, employing many of the best photographers in the area" and that it "published boudoir format scenes of Alaska, the Columbia River, Mount Hood, and other Northwest scenes."" (Guide to the Bertram C. Towne Photographs/ University of Washington Libraries online).
$525 USD    Item Number: 1379         Order / Enquire




UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD
[Collection of Nine Stereo view Photographs of British Columbia].
USA, ca. 1910s. Nine stereo view cards, each with a pair of mounted gelatin silver prints, ca. 8x7,5 cm (3 1/8 x 3 in). The mounts with printed company's name, numbers, and captions on recto and extensive texts on verso. One card with a period manuscript caption in Russian on the mount. Overall a very good set of stereo views. The collection includes five stereoviews of the Rockies showing the Roger's Pass, the Illecillewat Glacier, Mount Stephen and Field, Albert Canyon, a village in the Rockies (with an interesting period manuscript caption in Russian on the lower margin), and a CPR track in the Selkirks with a rail worker checking the line. The other views show the CPR station in Vancouver with trains and steamers, a giant cedar in Stanley Park, and the Parliament Buildings and the Inner Harbour in Victoria. Overall a very good collection. "Underwood & Underwood was an early producer and distributor of stereoscopic and other photographic images, and later was a pioneer in the field of news bureau photography. <...> At one time, Underwood & Underwood was the largest publisher of stereoviews in the world, producing 10 million views a year. The Underwood brothers developed a selling system of thorough canvassing using college students. By 1887, they outgrew their original office in Ottawa and moved to New York City. Offices were also opened in Canada and Europe. In 1891, Bert learned how to operate a camera and thus the firm of Underwood & Underwood Publishing entered a new merchandising sphere. By 1897, the company had a number of full-time staff and free lance photographers. In the same year, the Underwoods purchased the businesses of Jarvis; Bierstadt; and, William H. Rau. Underwood & Underwood was publishing 25,000 stereographs a day by 1901. The firm still canvassed and sold its own stereographs. Around 1900, Underwood & Underwood introduced boxed sets, with specific themes, such as education and religion, and travel sets depicting popular tourist areas of the world" (Wikipedia).
$450                          Book Number: 1410                         Order / Enquire



[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.
$750 USD    Item Number: 1530         Order / Enquire




[VANCOUVER & SURROUNDINGS]
[Private Album with ca. 317 Original Photographs of Parties, Picnics and Trips around Vancouver, Victoria and Vancouver Island, Including Images from the Woodward's Annual Staff Picnic in 1923 and the Piggly Wiggly Picnic in 1930].
1923-1933. Oblong Folio (ca. 29x40 cm). 44 card leaves (23 blank). Ca. 317 gelatin silver prints, the majority ca. 8x5,5 cm (3x2 in) or ca. 10x6 cm (4 x 2 ¼ in); all but three mounted on the leaves (the three are loosely inserted). A number of images with white manuscript captions on the mounts or ink captions on the lower margins. Original black cloth album fastened with a string, with gilt lettered title "Photographs" on the front cover and paper label of "Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd., Toronto" on the inner side of the back cover. Some images slightly faded or with mild silvering, one with a repaired tear, but overall a very good album. Lively private album with numerous group portraits from parties, summer holidays, picnics, and trips around Vancouver, Victoria and US West Coast. The album includes a number of interesting images illustrating B.C. local history, for example a series of ca. 30 photos taken at the Woodward's Annual Staff Picnic on the Mayne Island (the Southern Gulf Islands, B.C.) on July 18th 1923; the participants were taken to the island by the C.P.R. Coastal steamer "Princess Royal." Woodward's department store (located at the West Cordova St.) was the premiere shopping destination in Vancouver in the first half of the 20th century. The company went bankrupt in 1993, and the original building of the Woodward's department store was demolished in 2006 for a subsequent redevelopment of the site. The other interesting images show the storefront of a Piggly Wiggly grocery store and several portraits from a Piggly Wiggly Picnic in the Seaside Park in 1930. There are also photos from a camping trip to the Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver), views and portraits taken in the English Bay, Stanley Park, White Cliff Park, beach in White Rock, Crescent Beach, Active Pass, photo of a "N. Van. Ferry," numerous portraits taken during road trips in front of automobiles (Bellingham, Cloverdale, Vancouver Island, "7 mi from Hotel Leopold," Capilano Canyon, Cameron Lake, Crescent Beach, Mt. Baker et al.). Some images were taken on Vancouver Island, with photos of groups posing in front of private houses in Victoria, or in the Butchart Gardens; there are also nice views of the Union Bay, and totem poles in Sechelt. Several images are group family portraits taken in San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Overall an attractive and vivid representation of Vancouver social life in the 1920s.
$650 USD    Item Number: 1531         Order / Enquire




[VANCOUVER BEFORE THE FIRE]
[Two Very Early Dated Original Photographs of the Vancouver Waterfront Taken Before the Incorporation of Vancouver and the Great Fire of 13 June 1886].
3 June 1885. Two gelatin silver prints, each ca. 11,5x18 cm (ca. 4 ½ x 7 in). Pencil captions on verso, mounted in a recent mat. Both images with tears on the upper margins; one with the old tape stain and upper left corner broken, but the contrast and clarity are still very good. Overall good photos. Very early photos of Vancouver, taken before the city incorporation (6 April 1886) or the Great Vancouver Fire (13 June 1886). The upper photo shows "Burrard Inlet & Moodyville from Granville" with the North Shore mountains in the background, the lower one - "Burrard Inlet from Granville" looking east toward the Hastings mill and town site.
$575 USD    Item Number: 894         Order / Enquire




[VANCOUVER]
[Album with 15 Original Photographs of Vancouver, Mostly of Stanley Park, with Three Views of False Creek and English Bay].
Ca. 1910s. Oblong Octavo (ca. 17,5x25,5 cm), 18 album leaves (two loosely inserted). 15 mounted gelatin silver prints ca. 10x15 cm (3 7/8 x 5 ¾ in). All but one with period white ink captions on the mounts. Original grey paper wrappers album with stamped title "Photographs" on the front cover. Several images with minor silvering, otherwise a very good album. Attractive photographs of Vancouver's Stanley park views, showing the park's entrance, main paths and alleys, impressive cedar trees, the Duck pond, the fog bell tower, "Water pipe line," the Royal Corner and the Second beach. There is also a panoramic view of the North Shore mountains taken from Stanley park, as well as a view of downtown Vancouver taken from False Creek, with a wooden bridge on the left (apparently, the first Cambie street bridge constructed in 1891). The album closes with two photos of English Bay showing private houses on the waterfront, and swimmers and a boat near the surf.
$975 USD    Item Number: 1358         Order / Enquire




[VLADIVOSTOK]
[Two Original Photograph Views of Vladivostok].
Ca. 1899. Two gelatin silver prints ca. 10 and 11,5 x 16,5 cm (ca. 4 and 4 ½ x 6 ½ in). One image with ink stamp of "The Gilliams press Syndicate" and old label with type-written text "Panorama of Vladivostok and Harbour" on verso. One image strengthened with paper and with remnants of the old mount on verso. The images are bright and clear, overall a very good pair. Two sharp views of downtown Vladivostok. One is taken looking east, with the Golden Horn Bay and numerous naval and commercial ships on the right, and the conjunction of Svetlanskaya and Aleutskaya Streets on the left. The locomotive moving on the Trans-Siberian Railroad is seen in the foreground, and the busy commercial and residential development of Svetlanskaya Street is in the background, with the recently completed Vladivostok Dormition Cathedral (1899). The smaller image is taken on Svetlanovskaya street and is looking west, to the Vladivostok Railway station and Tiger Sopka (left, in the background); the city wharf is seen on the left. Detailed view of part of Svetlanskaya Street is seen in the foreground.
$275 USD    Item Number: 897         Order / Enquire




WAESTFELT, Ludvig
[LAPLAND: Collection of Seven Original Photographs of Lapland; With:] Sweden Illustrated (Karl Lund; Goeteborg 1927, 63 pp.)
Ca. 1927. Seven silver mat silver gelatin prints each ca. 17x23 cm (7x9 in). Overall the collection is in very good condition. The seven attractive photos show the landscape, habitations and people of Lapland. One photo: "Reindeer herds in the high mountains" is illustrated on page 62 of Sweden Illustrated and this publication is included with the collection.
$450 USD    Item Number: 1545         Order / Enquire




ZANGAKI BROTHERS
[Large Photograph of the Nile Bank Near the Great Pyramids of Giza, with a Group of Arabs and a Camel in the Foreground, Titled]: # 800. Palmieres et Pyramides.
Ca. 1880. Large mounted albumen print ca. 28x22,5 cm (11 x 8 ¾ in). Very good tonal range, mounted on original card. Signed and captioned in negative in the lower corners. Mount with a repaired tear and some chipping of blank corner margins not affecting the image, otherwise a very good photograph. This nicely executed image shows the Great Pyramids of Giza through an Arab settlement of mud brick houses on the Nile bank, with a picturesque group of Arabs and a camel in the foreground. "The Zangaki brothers were born on the island of Milos. It is not known where they learned photography but soon after their arrival in Egypt they became established photographers. The Greek brothers' photographs are very commonly found in tourists' albums assembled in the Middle East in the latter part of the 19th century. From their Port Said studio, they were in an ideal position to sell to those on the Grand Tour" (Jacobson, K. Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography, 1839-1925. London, 2007, p. 277).
$275 USD    Item Number: 777         Order / Enquire









 
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