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Agnes Osberg album
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- Osberg, Agnes Isabel, 1867-1935
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1 album : 84 photographs ; 28.2 x 21.3 x 7.5 cm
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Lorne Shields has been an avid collector of bicycles and bicycle ephemera since 1967, and was employed for many years as a bicycle wholesaler. His passion for bicycles led him to collect photographs on the subject as well as books, magazines, and bicycle memorabilia. He soon began collecting photography as its own pursuit, and joined the Photographic Historical Society of Canada in 1994. He has lectured widely on the history of bicycle photography, often showcasing his own collection of images. His photographic collection contains much more than bicycle imagery, however and the resulting collection represents a variety of photographic types.
In 1980 he donated much of his Cycling Collection to the Canada Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2007, Lorne Shields donated a part of his photographic collection (mainly those images not pertaining to bicycles) to Special Collections at Ryerson University Library. Many of his bicycle photographs remain in his possession and he continues to actively collect.
Lorne Shield's collection of bicycle photography was featured in the exhibition From Scorchers to Alley Cat Scrambles at The Market Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, from May 20 to October 1, 2006 and in a lecture by Donald Zaldin entitled ?Getting it in Gear: The Revolutionary Impact of the Bicycle on 19th Century Culture? in the Ephemera Society of America?s March 2007 conference Ephemera/27.
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A leather bound cabinet card album with a metal adornment on the front cover, designed like a shield and engraved with the words "Minne" and "…at" along with the owner's name: "Agnes Osberg". Inside front page is printed in German "Von dankbaren Elewen" and Swedish "Nääs 19/12 1892." Many sitters are identified and portrait photographers whose card texts are visible areidentified as Swedish and American.
Fair. The photographs are in good condition, but the album binding is damaged.
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- Swedish Norweigen German English
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Handwritten note in blue ink on cream card, found inserted into the book: This photo album belonged to Agnes Osberg Johannson mother of Anna Johannson Belyea & grandmother of Barbara Belyea Wilding. The note is currently stored separately, in box Box LSP18, Bay 40, Shelf 3, number 2009.005.023.1. Biographical Information, including relatives, date and location of birth, were found in www.ancestry.com (http://records.ancestry.com/Agnes_Isabel_Osberg_Oslo_Norway_records.ashx?pid=124415081&gss=seo)
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- Osberg, Agnes Isabel, 1867-1935 (Subject)