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(Photo Album): Family Vacationing Album from Around the...

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Oblong quarto measuring 12.25" x 10". Black cloth over flexible boards with "photographs," embossed in gilt. Contains 420 gelatin silver black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 2.5" x 2" and 4.5" x 3.5" with captions. Tears on the spine ends with creases and tidemarks on the boards thus very good album with fine photographs. A family travel album exploring places around Massachusetts from 1896 through 1904. The beginning of the album shows the family sailing from Boston to Brookline and then starting their journey to places in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Maine including, Needham, Dover, Blue Hill Reservation, Beaver Brook Reservation, Ashby, Kearange Village, Shenandoah, the Whiteface Mountains, Penobscot Bay, and among others. The photographer was clearly fond of animals as there are many pictures of dogs, several cats, chickens, horses, cows, sheep, a pet squirrel, and a pet fox. Many of these photos take place on "Blood Hill," an area used for slaughtering animals. However, today it is a part of a walking trail in Maine. The countryside is pictured showing the landscape of the forests and mountain ranges visited as well as the children working or playing on the farms. One humorous photograph depicts a group of boys posing together around a large pile of hay while one boy is falling onto it. In a more serious set of photographs, a forest fire is seen burning high up in the trees. One part of the album includes pictures of war ships and hospital boats lined up and a parade for the navy soldiers. Some of the photographs have double exposure elements and panoramic effects by joining photographs together to make a larger image and other photographs are cyanotype. A sizable collection of family photographs during their vacations around the United States from 1896 through to 1904.
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