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Rialto, Venice

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black paint. Sticker on wood, torn off but visible are the words in ink "Rialto Ven..." and in pencil on the wood frame "Rialto, Venice." Handwritten in ink on a sticker on the glass "456 Le Rialto a Venise" in french. Image of a covered bridge, the Rialto, over a canal with gondola.

Lorne Shields Historical Photograph Collection

  • 2008.001
  • Archief
  • 1840-1970, predominant 1860-1900

The collection consists of a large number of studio portrait photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries in carte-de-visite or cabinet card formats. There is a large collection of landscape and industrial imagery dating from the Victorian era to the 1960s. The collection also comprises many vernacular photographic albums, good examples of glass and metal photographic processes including cased daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes. The fonds is comprised of the following 8 series: Portraits (sub-series for Groups and Celebrities), Vernacular Photography (amateur snapshots), Landscapes and Industry (sub-series for Slides), Albums, the A.T. Orr collection and a Miscellaneous group of images which were generally created in mixed media.

Shields, Lorne

South Africa-India album

Green cover with black edge and corners; spine and binding detached. Green end pages and brown pages throughout. Few handcoloured photographs; several photographs significantly yellowed.

Themes include landscapes, scenic views, snapshot portraits, man-drawn carriages, coastal views, beach scenes, ships and boats, architectural photographs of popular sites, traditional or tribal dress, early car, military uniforms, weddings, horse-drawn carriages, elephant-back carriage.

Sites and locations include: Bay Esplanade, West Street, The Old Fort and Ocean Beach at Durban, South Africa; some places in Natal, South Africa.

UK and Canada album

Item is an album containing photographs of Canada and the UK. Item has a black cloth cover bound with red string. Notations are handwritten in ink and pencil.
Canadian locations include: Lake Manitoba, Lake Champlain, St. Lawrence river, Port Stanley, Quebec. UK locations include: Manchester Ship Canal, Liverpool, New Brighton, Chester, Wallasey, Bidston.
Two photographs dated 1905.
Themes include: ships, boats, sailing, fishing, S.S. Dominion, Campania, family photographs, mountainous landscapes, trains, early motorcycle, horses as transportation.

Shields, Lorne

Family album

Black cloth cover with black pages. Minimal handwritten notations.
Locations include: Alberta, Ontario.
Themes: family portraits, rural farm life, military group portraits, S.S. Keewahdin (later Keewatin), T.A. Cairns Sarnia & Forest.

Cheescake pinups

Brown embossed cover, bound with green string. Photos held with black photo corners. Individual portraits show naked women in variety of settings.
Themes: female nudity, sex, Chinese, Japanese, USA, Hawaii.
Some photos have copyright symbol printed onto photographs.

Northern Ontario

Red cover bound with red string. Black pages. Most photographs mounted using black photo corners; smaller photographs appear to be glued in. Heavily annotaed with notations and drawings in white ink - fading in places - including quote from Wilbur D. Nesbit's poem "Smile".
Individual and group portraits show family and friends in rural life settings and on various trips including skiing, mining, mountainous terrain, several lakes. Several captions include dates 1936, 1937, 1938.
Themes: family photographs, rural and farm life, family/group trips, gold mining, cars, trains, aeroplanes, cameras, skiing.
Geographic locations: Wasaga Beach, Dickey Lake, Redstone Road, Milford Bay, Porcupine Lake, Redstone River, Red Lake, McIntyre Mines, Hudson's Bay Co. post at Pine Ridge, Val Gagne.
Names include: Johnny Jones and Sandy McIntyre; Norman Bonter; Eddie, Harvey and Irene Hurst; Jack Kelman; Bob Newbegin; Marge and Jimmy Walton; Mike Costnik; Cliff Miles; Carl Merger; Jack McLaren; Lex Lanengan; Al Laver; Jean Alexander and George Humphreys; Captain Webb; E. and F. Croteau.

Canada album

Unbound, black pages. Notations in white ink and pencil. Mostly scenic and landscape photographs; small number of architectural photographs and environmental portraits.
Locations: Moore's Falls, Elliott Falls, Black River, Norland Dam, Toronto Bay, Montmorency Falls, Mud Turtle Lake.
Places: Toronto University, Legislative Chamber in Parliament Building, Osgood Hall Library, City Hall Main Entrance.
Themes: landscape, lakes, sailboat, architecture.

Family album

Brown cover, cloth bindings exposed. Minimal notations printed on very few photographs. Photographs glued to album pages.

Locations: Pine Lodge, Stratton Park, Colorado Springs, Pittmans & Dean Ice Company, Harris Abattoir Company Limited, Washington D.C., USA.
Themes: scenic landscapes, group and family and individual portraits, children, USA Flag, cars, companies, boats and ships, G.A.R. Encampment in Washington, D.C. in September 1915.

Hockley Sole House album

Brown faux snake skin cover, bound with two screws. Brown pages. No notations.Photographs are glued to pages. Majority of pages are empty, no photographs.

Themes: Hockley Sole, group and individual portraits, architecture.
Accompanying material: 2 pages, each with 2 photographic reproductions, appear ripped from magazine or other publication; documentation obtained from the British Library Document Supply Centre about Hockley Sole.

Military tour of duty album

Red cover embossed with foreign letters in gold; bound with yellow and black string. Notations in white ink and drawing on pages in yellow pencil. Black pages with thin protective paper bound between pages. Some photographs lose or partially loose.

Additional materials consist of stamps, envelopes, menus, business cards, receipts, advertisements, postcards, newspaper clippings, foreign [paper] currency; includes elements from British Red Cross Society, International Photo Supply Co., Kodak film, and a menu and program from Old Alleynians Annual Dinner containing multiple signatures on the back.

Sites and locations include Whitfield Barracks, The Bank of China in H.K., The Elinor, Hong Kong Bisley, the Sai King Patrol; countries include Singapore, Hong Kong, Repulse Bay,
Themes include military photographs, sailing, ships, rugby, individual and group portraits, early military tanks and activities.

People and boats album

No cover. Item consists of the insidess of an album, spine in poor condition but in tact. Photographs are inserted under cut-out windows on the page. Many photographs missing. Very little handwritten notations; some on back of loose photographs.

Majority of photographs are portraits; a few photographs of boats. Some loose tintypes and photographs mounted on cards.

Dates include May 20th, 1902; 1908. Photo studios include Fredericks Art Photography, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Richard S. Baxter, N.Y.C.

England album

Leather cover embossed with flowers, metal clasp; one prong on clasp [front cover side] slightly loose. Some flower borders within. Gilt edge to pages. No handwritten notations.

Photo studios include J.Brown, Newport Salop; W. W. Winter Art Photography, Derby.

Themes include portraits, early bicycles, boats and carriages.

Northern Ontario album

Black cover with the word "photographs" embossed in gold; bound with red string. Black pages. Photographs are moutned directly to the page or inserted under cut-out windows overlaying the page. Front and back end pages are loose.

Themes include: portraits, landscapes, waterscapes waterfalls, boats and canoes, houses, carriages, railroad tracks, National Flag of Canada c. 1896.

Sites include the Canadian Bank of Commerce, W. J. Bauldry's Boat-House, Cobalt Open Call Mining Exchange, The Imperial Bank of Canada.

Transiberia album

Green cloth binding with "photos" embossed in black on the cover; number "7" stamped in blue. Grey pages with dark green border around photos. Notations in black ink. Photographs are mounted onto a card betwen two additional pieces of paper; the outside pieces of paper have windows cut to fit around the photographs.

No loose photographs however several photographs are becoming loose and peeling out of their windows. Many photographs are significantly faded and yellowing has occurred.

Locations include Scheveningen, Antwerpen, Kharbin, Kayota (Korea), Seoul, Kobe.

Themes include: street views, architecture, Transiberian railroads, landscapes and waterscapes.

Dates include September - December, 1912; 1-12 Januari, 1913; Februari, 1913.

Photographs of Scottish scenery / photographs by A. Burns; text by R.M. Ballantyne

Red leather cover; cover embossed in gold with "Photographs of Scottish Scenery / Edinburgh" with gold border. Detached binding. Features scenes of Edinburgh.

Published by Andrew Duthie, photographc publisher in Glasgow. Views photographed by A. Burns with letterpress text by R. M. Ballanytne. Letterpress is contained in a thin, black border. Photographs are glued onto pages. Some photographs are loose and others are peeling away from pages. One page is entirely torn out and loose.

Views include: Sir Walter Scott's Monument; Edinburgh from the Castle; Edinburgh from Calton Hill; The Old Town from Prince's Street; Prince's Street, Scott Monument; Leith from Calton Hill; Holyrood Palace, and Arthur Seat; John Knox's House, High Street; The West Bow, High Street; The Castle and Grassmarket; The High School; National Galler, Free Church College; Donaldson's Hospital.

For miscellaneous scraps

Blue cover embossed with gold lettering "For Miscellaneous Scraps" and gold and black decorative embossing. Gold embossing on spine reads "Scraps". Some handwritten notations in black ink. Mix of blue and white pages.

Includes newspaper clippings, photographic reproductions cut-out from publications, photographs, engravure reproductions from newspapers or journals. One or two loose items.
Elements are glued onto pages. Majority of pages are blank.

Themes include landscapes, animals, painting or art reproductions,
Sites discussed include Residence of Napoleon, Asylum for the Insane Toronto, Asylum for the Insane London, Asylum for Idiots Orillia.

Family album

Reddish-brown leather cover with gold embossing that reads Photographs. Notations in black ink. Black construction paper-like pages. Many of the last pages are left blank. Some photographs are missing or have been removed. Many images significantly faded. Cover and pages are warped - almost as if they were wet and dried.

Notation on inside end page reads "Miss M. E. Thompson / August [?]th 1901 / Baby's Photos".

Photographs depict primarily family and mothers with children. Some also show plays being put on in a yard by the family, farms, and archery. They are all family snapshots taken mostly around the home.
Themes include: archery, dogs, cows, drama, family and children's portraits.

Portraits and houses album

Red leather cover. Spine detaching from cover. Black pages.

Themes include portraits, houses and churches, farm life, early cameras, early cars, early trains, early bikes, steamboats, waterscapes.

Includes a photograph of the steamboat Argyle [formerly The Empress of India, built in 1876; rebuilt/renamed in 1899/1902 (conflict among sources); renamed Frontier in 1912]. See < maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca > search "Argyle steamboat".

California album

Brown suede cover slip with some sort of faded decorative drawing; slipped over maroon hard-cover. Grey pages. Some photograph peeling away from pages; protective paper inserted between pages. A few lose photographs. Many pages left blank.

Themes include portraits, horse-drawn carriages, landscapes, waterscapes.

Includes a photograph of B. Heyman Furniture Co. in Phoenix, Arizona while located at the Anderson building on the northwest corner of Washington and 1st Street. The Anderson Building was built in 1888 and lasted until the 1980's. Also includes a photograph of Davidson's Cash Store, believed to be in Phoenix, Arizona c. 1902.

Scotland album

Brown leather cover, edges flaking. Black pages. Notations in black ink. Some photographs starting to yellow.

Themes include: street photograph, resurfacing of roads, early steamrollers,
Locations include Glasgow, Scotland. Other locations are included but partially illegible.

Tangiers album

Red cloth cover, with number 5 stamped in black ink. Notations in pencil.

Themes include cathedrals, scenic views, street views,
Locations include: Tangiers, Morocco; Cadix, Seville [S'evilla], Giralda, and Cordoba in Spain
Sites include: Plaza de Isabel II; Parque Genoves; Alemada Hercules, Plaza de la Constitucion Sierpes, Alcazar in Seville.

Social album

Brown paper cover, bound with brown string, embossed with word "photographs" in gold. Cover flaking. Black pages.

Themes include family and social snapshots. Many photographs are loose. Also includes some loose postcards. Some loose photographs and postcards have notations or messages with dates on their verso. Also contains a loose newspaper clipping, feature article titled: "A Half Forgotten Legend of the Genesee: How an Indian maid and her French lover leaped to their death in River's Bosom".

Dates include: January 1949, December 1952.

Travel album

Grey cloth cover with "4" stamped in black ink on cover. Grey pages. Notations in pencil. Some loose photographs. Some photographs quite faded and significantly yellowed.

Locatiosn include The Hague [notation: "Den Haag"] in the Netherlands; Scheveningen; Amsterdam;Southampton, England; Lissabon, Portugal; Tangier, Morocco.

Theems include portraits, scenic landscapes and waterscapes.

Southsea album

Black cover bound with black string; "Photographs" embossed in gold. Notations in white and gold ink on black pages.

Sites include: Clarence Pier, the War Memorial, Portsmouth Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Southampton Waters, Ryde Harbour, Seaview at the Isle of Wight, the English Channel.

Themes include tourist snapshots, portraits, ships and boats.

California album

Brown cover, edges flaking, tied with brown string. Notations in pencil and blue ink on black pages.

Sites include Monterey, CA; Santa Ana City Hall; San Juan Capistiano; Laguna Beach; Yosemite National Park;

Themes include: early cars; portraits, houses, moving houses [using early trucks to physically move the house].

California and Utah album

Leather edged cover, detached binding. Contains photographs and pressed flowers. Lengthy notations in black ink. More of a journal with photographs. Vast majority of pages are blank.

Themes of photographs include early trains and railways, portraits, scenic views.

Includes some loose photographs and pressed flowers; also includes printed photographic reproductions from journals adhered to pages;
Sites include: Catalina Isl, Mualon Bay.

Spain album

Brown/maroon bound cover labeled "6". Notations in pencil. Photographs are mounted behind window-cutouts on the pages. Some photographs quite faded.

Locations include: Granada, Alhambra, Algeciras, Spain; Scheveningen, Netherlands; Southamphton, England.
Sites include: Rio Genil, Puerta de Elvira, Rio Frio, S.S. Olympic.

Themes include: portraits, scenic views, bullfighting, ships, sailing.

Grand Canyon album

Front cover missing; back cover in tact. Bound with black string; loose. Black pages. Notations in white ink. Photographs mounted using black photo corners. A few Kodak Colour photograph. Some photographs loose.

Locations include: Mississippi River; Amarillo, Texas; Grand Canyon; Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Francisco, all California; Union Square, San Francisco; Chicago, Illinois; Stamford, Connecticut.

Sites include: El Toyar Hotel, Hermit's Rest, Cedar Mountain and Painted Desert, all in Grand Canyon; Public Library, LA; General Pershing Square and General McArthur Square, LA; Golden Gate Park; Bay Bridge; Mission Dolores; Lincoln Park; Union Station, LA; Beloeil Que; Museum of Science, Chicago; Wyoming State Museum; Historic Oregon Trail.

Themes include: portraits, tourist snapshots, scenic landscapes and views, dogs.

British Columbia album

Black cover embossed with "photographs" in gold, bound with black string. Black pages. Notations in white ink. Photographs mounted using black photo corners. A few loose photographs. Many photographs missing.

Sites include: St. Mary's River, the Rockies, Kicking Horse River, Arrow Lakes, Harrison Lake, Stanley Park, Vancouver Tennis Clubhouse in Shaugnessy Heights, Rose Gardens in the Empress Hotel Grounds, Canadian National Park Wainwright, Saskatchewan wheat fields,

Locations include: Calgary, Field, Nakusp, Vancouver, the Malahat,

Themes include: portraits, scenic landscapes and waterscapes, gardening, early cars, animals, early tractors, rural farm life, wheat harvesting, houses, churches, early ferries.

Notable: President Harding in Stanley Park, 1923.

California album

No cover, no binding. Black pages. Edges of pages flaking, torn and falling apart. Handle with care. Photographs mounted using black photo corners. Some loose photographs. Many photographs missing. No notations, no dates. Some photographs fading; some photographs show signs of damage - looks as if something spilled on them.

Locations include: Ocean Park, California
Sites include: Sons of England memorial (city location unknown).

Themes include: portraits, scenic views and landscapes, animals.

People and places album

Decorated cover detached from binding. Beige pages. Notations in black ink. Some loose photographs. Many pages blank. One of blank pages has "Stouffville" written, but no photos.

Sites include: Ontario Hotel, Cucamonga Vineyard, Arrowhead Hot Springs Hotel, orange and apricot orchards, Old Mission Church in San Gabriel LA, Riverdale Park in Toronto.

Locations include: Ontario, San Bernardine, Santa Monica beach, San Antonio Canyon, Riverside, San Diego,

Themes include: sceni landscapes, rural farm work, early railroads, agriculture.

Dates include: Decoration Day, 18[8/9]5, 1905, March and April 1921.

Egypt album

Reptile pattern, black cover embossed design. Bound by braided string. Grey pages - photographs glued in. Album made in Great Britain by Ensign Albums. No notations or dates.

Themes include dogs, forest, camping, mountains, snow, biking, early motorbikes, railroads, families, log cabins, rivers, military, and mining at the beginning. From the fourth page to the ninth page the photographs feature images of palm trees, desert, the pyramids, other Egyptian landmarks, the construction of a railway, farming, camping, wagons pulled by camels, a river and waterfalls. The final pages completed of the album show family snapshots, a farm in the country (possibly England), croquet, a harbour, dogs and ships.

England album

Green cover bound by knotted green string. The word "Photographs" on the cover in gold lettering. Black pages - photographs held in with black photo corners. Some loose photographs. Many pages blank, missing photograph.

Photographs are mostly of people and various family snapshots in Great Britain and France. Some activities included are biking, picnicking, camping, canoeing, and many amateur shots from around the home. There are also photographs taken of the military, and of school composites.

Dates incude: May 27th, 1945 (back of a loose photograph).

Grand and Central America tour album

Black cover and pages.Album manufactured in New York by F.L. Schafuss & Co. Photographs glued in. Handwritten notations in black ink. Includes panoramic photographs and one navigational chart for sailing. Some loose photographs.

Photographs are travel snapshots from a cruise aboard the S.S. Vigilancia, a steamship that traveled from New York to Vera Cruz, Mexico. There are photographs of the popular sites and activities in Cuba, Bahamas and Mexico, including bullfighting, shoe shining, street scenes, cattle ranches, restaurants, mahogany, rubber, cocoa and banana trees, canoeing, vendors, Pico de Orizaba, markets. cathedrals, monuments, etc.
Other notable photographs are of the interior of The Grand Hotel, Wreck of the USS Maine at Havana, Monument to Cubans executed by the Spanish at Fort Cabana, ox-carts, and horse-drawn trams. Photographs taken at The Sequential Great Bull Fight, Havana. Vera City Mexico, Frontera Tobasco Mexico, Monte Cristo, Balancan, San Carlos, Santa Margarita, Vega Canal, Calle de Mayo and Mexico City.

Switzerland album

Green cover with missing spine. Grey pages with openings to insert photographs. Some photos held in with photo corners. Handwritten notations in white ink.

Locations include: Isola-Bella, Isola-dei-Pescatori, Italy; Monte Generoso, border between Italy and Switzerland; Andermatt, Swizerland.

Themes include: group portraits, scenic landscapes and views, houses, early railroad.

Europe album

Black cover, embossed gold letters ("Photographs"). Bound with black string. Photographs mounted with glue. Black pages. Notations in white ink. "The All Black Album" manufactured by Johnson, London. No dates.

Locations include: Lisbon, Setubal, Portugal; Genoa, Spezia, Carara, Leghorn (in Italian - Livorno), Pisa, Italy; Marseilles, France.

Themes include: cargo loading and unloading at docks, market, tourist sightseeing, street views, scenic views.

WWII family album

Black cover embossed letters ("Photographs") and image of deer. Bound with black string. Balck pages. Photographs mounted with glue or photo corners.Notations on photograph borders in black ink. Some loose photographs. One or two loose pages.

Dates include: August 1938, Fall 1939, 1941, September 1942, July 1943, summer 1944, 1945, 1956, winter 1947, 1948.

Locations include: Magog, Lac Superior, Quebec; Riverdale Park, Toronto, Ontario; Prince Edward Island; New York; Florida; England;
Themes include: Royal Montreal Regiment in Farnham, family portraits, weddings.

Cabinet card album

Brown padded leather cover with embossed diamond pattern. Missing spine. Front cover detached. Grey/silver pages with gilded edges. Window openings with border. Metal clasp and fabric binding.

Photographs consist of portraits, mostly studio portraiture.

South Africa rural album

Blue fabric cover embossed with gold lettering ("Photographs"). Light blue-grey pages have window openings. Fabric binding and spine intact. Notation in pencil. 4 black-and-white negatives (in cold storage). No dates.

Themes include: horses, Col. Badeau Powell's troopers, rural South Africa
Location and sites include: Cape Town, Old Dutch Citadel, Aliwal North, Orange River, Orange Free State, Zastron, old Dutch Governor's House.

Carte de visite and tintype album

Brown leather cover and metal clasp; back cover's part of the clasp is missing. Front cover detached; missing spine; binding broken in several places. White pages with two window openings on each side, with gold borders. Pages have gilded edges. Several tintypes have hand colouring.

Photographs consist of portraits. Many photographs missing.

Photo studios include: Richardson in Brooklyn, E.D.; Chas Weiffle Photographer, N.J.

Kiwanis showboat days album

Black leather cover, gold embossing ("photographs" and "showboat days"). Black pages with photographs glued in. Album bound by black braided string. "No. A Balmoral Album / Made in Canada by Canadian Kodak Co. Limited (Genuine Leather)."

Mostly collage work, cut out from show program, newspaper clippings of reviews and actual photogrpahs about the Kiwanis International musical play "Showboat Days".

Carte de visite album

Item is a photograph album with an ornate cover and metal clasps. Gold trimmed pages with openings to insert the CDVs. Spine in very poor condition; some torn pages; one loose photograph. Contains 26 gelatin silver and albumen photographs.

Many pages are empty. One loose photograph. Photographs consist of portraits; some with animals such as dogs or horses.

Photo studios include McMillan, Ontario and J Nicol Photographer, Nairn.

Canada album

Black cover album with black pages bound by black braided string. The word "Photographs" is embosed on front cover in gold lettering. Photographs held in with black photo corners.

Photographs are mostly family snapshots, on the beach, at home, having a picnic and by the lake; some include domestic animals. Some photographs taken Ottawa, and Niagara Falls, and at Balboa Island, California, among other destinations.

Photo stores include Thompson's Camera and Art Store.
Date on the back of a loose photograph says "Apr. / 30".

Japanese accordion album

Item is a black lacquered wood cover with painted decoration. White accordion folded pages with green edges. Photographs are mounted with paste and perhaps burnished. Images hand coloured. All folds in tact; no breakage.

Locations include: Shiba, Tokic; Mukojima, Tokyo; Sanjinko, Nikko; Yokohama; Yhama; Kamakura; Hakone; Castle of Nagoya; Kioto; Sarusawa at Nara; Hikone; Inland Sea; Nagasaki.

Themes include: temples, flowers and bamboo, ships, man-drawn carriages, domestic portraits of girls - spinning cotton, singing, drawing up water, shell-picking. m

Quebec album

Flexible green plastic cover with gold lettering ("photographs"). Coated metal ring binding. Black pages, notation in pencil and ink on adhesive labels. Photographs mounted with photo corners. Many photographs missing. Some drawings in white pencil.

Album also includes some photographi reproductions, almost small postcards, of well-known sites such as Hotel de Ville - City Hall; The Basilica; Kent House, and others.

Locations and sites include: City Hall; Basilica; Statue of Taschereau; Duffering Terrace; The Chateau Monument to Wolfe; Cathedral of the Holy Trinity; St. Louis Gate; Provincial Parliament Buildings; Montmorency Falls.

Themes include street views, cathedrals, monuments, cannons ("old guns") of the Main Battery; mortars.

UK and France album

Brown fabric cover with gold embossing. Gold finish on edges of pages. Spine and bindings missing. White pages with notations in pencil. Gold initials "MRTB" on title page. Photographs mounted with glue.

Other items mounted to pages include postcards, newspaper clippings about Stonehenge and other rock monuments,
Loose items include "Bain's Map of the Country of Nairn" (partly torn).

Sites and locations include: Roman Arena; Nice, France; Nairn River; Brodie Castle; Inshoch Castle; Pict and Scot War Stone; Queen's Head in Burley.

Themes include: scenic views and vistas, landscapes, some architecture images of churches and castles, harburfronts.

H.M.S. Superb Voyage album

Decorated blue cover with green pages. Photographs inserted into openings in pages. Handwritten notations in black ink. Some loose photographs; back indicate they were postcards.

Inside front cover: "Photographs taken from H.M.S. Superb during her voyage under sealed orders from Rosythe (Scotland) to take supreme command of the allied fleets in the Mediterranean and Near East, arrange the Armistice with Turkey and capture the German fleet in the Black Sea."

Themes include: exercises on the deck, uniformed sailors and marines, British Marines Guard of Honour to Sultan, German fleet surrendering and held captive, French flagship.

Locations include: Malta, Mundros, Grecian Archipelago, "River Clyde", Sea of Marmara, Golden Horn in Turkey, Sultan's Winter Place, Constantinople, Bosphorus, Sebastopol - Black Sea, Balaclava Bay - Crimea,

Toronto album

Black textured cover album with black pages. Handwritten notations in white ink. Photographs are glued in.

Inside cover has what appears to be a very small, very thin horseshoe mounted to the page; also, a small card is mounted to the page - contains two poems: "In Flanders' Fields" written by Colonel John McCrae from Canada serving in France 1917, and "America's Answer" written by R. W. Lillard appearing in the New York Evening Post.

On the third right-hand page, centre photo "Belle of a Masquerade", bottom left corner, faded date 1919. Other handwritten notations include summer 1911, summer 1913

Other items include newspaper clippings of marriage announcements,

Locations include: Simcoe, Humber River, Kew Beach, Toronto "Ex", Scarborough Bluffs, Scaroborugh Beach Park, Lake Ontario, Allan Gardens, Canadian Rockies, sites in Frisco [San Francisco], California, "Moore's Ltd" 380 Yonge - Toronto;
Thmes include: casual portraits, dogs,

Spanish-American war album

Black cover album with grey pages. Photographs glued in. Bound together by screwposts. Some photographs are torn, cut, cracked; many are loose or coming loose. Many pages are left blank; approximately ten to fifteen pages from the back of the album, there is a newspaper clipping of Princess Elizabeth holding baby Princess Anne (b. 1950).

Album belonged to a nurse from Alexander Ontario who served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Some are amateur travel photographs and some appear to be taken with the purpose of being sold as a souvenir, featuring text.
Included are images of Havana, the coast, harbour, buildings, monuments, etc; the Red Cross Building, a U.S. hospital, a man dead on a stretcher, bullfights, and locals. Possibly a photo of Theodore Roosevent delivering the U.S. Soldiers.
Also included are an invitation, a newspaper cutout of an illustration of The Cane-bottom'd Char by W.M. Thackeray and an unidentified pressed plant leaf.

Europe albumen & photomechanical album

Item is a photograph album with a blue cloth cover and leather spine. Binding is intact. White pages. Includes 88 photographs, including albumen, platinum and photomechanical reproductions. Photographs mounted with glue. Notation in brown/black ink. Photographs on one side of page only. Handwritten notations in black ink; some scribbling and childish drawings in pencil.

Themes include architectural images of well-known sites and one or two famous paintings, including the Descent of the Cross painting by Ruben.

Sites and locations include Notre-Dame, Rouen, and Notre Dame, Paris; La Madeliein, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Palais de Versailles - including Galeries des Glaces, Bassin du Char, , Colomne Vendeome, Les Invalides, La Conciergerie, Napoleon I (tomb), La Saint Chapelle, La Grand Opera and Le Grand Escalier, all in France; Saint Gudule in Brussels, Palais de la Bourse (Stock Exchange), Le Beffroi, Belgium; Roslin Chapel, Scotland; Exeter Catherdral, The Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Hall and Westminster Abbey, London Bridge, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Catherdral, Piccadilly Circus, Lambeth Palace, Buckingham Palace, St. Jame's Palace, The House of Guards, The Marble Arch, Natural History Museum, The Albert Memorial, The Albert Hall, Crystal Palace, Alexandra Palace, Norwich Cathedral, Holyhead, England.

Camping snapshot album

Green fabric cover with embossed black stripes and silver lettering, "Photographs". White pages with four window openings per side. Windows have decorative border. Red fabric bindings are intact. Some hand colouring. Some photographs very faded.

Themes include landscapes, portraits, houses and buildings, camping, early bicycles, dogs and cats, horses and carriages.
Locations include the Boston Stone in Boston, Massachusetts.

Japanese accordion album

Item is an accordion album with 50 handcoloured albumen photographs. An embossed red and gold cardboard sleeve protects the cover. Red and white woven fabric cover. White accordion folded pages. Photographs mounted with glue. Tissue interleaving.

Photographs are hand-coloured and largely depict women and girls in various activities and settings, some men - possibly monks, scenic landscapes and sites of interest, agriculture and crop farming, buddha statues.

Japanese accordion album

Item is a folding album with a black lacquered wood cover, including painted and ivory inlay decoration. White accordion folded pages. Tissue interleaving. 24 albumen photographs are mounted with glue. Images are hand coloured.

Photographs include scenic views and landscapes, architecture of buildings, portraits - mostly of women engaged in cotton-spinning or other activities.

Homesteads album

Black cardboard and leather cover with gold embossed letters "Photos", bound with white string. White pages with white fabric guards/binding. Notations in black ink. Photographs mounted with glue on one side of page only. Some pages loose where fabric guards/binding have worn through. Some pages left blank towards end of album.

Themes include group portraits at social gatherings, photographs of houses, scenic views, "Parliament Buildings" (place unknown),.

Family album

Green cloth and cardboard cover, with embossed gold letters. Spine and bindings intact. Black pages with various window openings per page. Photographs are mounted with glue behind windows.Several images have faded significantly. Some silver mirroring. Black paper is fading, top layer of page is separating.

Themes include family and group portraits, domestic animals.

Paris album

Black cover album bound by red braided string. The word "Photographs" in gold lettering on front cover. Black pages with photographs glued in.

Photographs are of families and scenery in Paris during the World's Fair and the Carribean Islands during Turtle Harvest. Some photographs of ships and trains. Photographs of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England.

Sites and locations include Eiffel Tower, unknown Caribbean island photographs - possibly in Jamaica - last page of photographs befoe yellow sticky note (3/4 photographs on page are of boats), top right photograph has a sign that reads "Mandeville Produce" in background; Mandeville is a town in the parish of Manchester iin Jamaica.

Themes include: snapshot views, ships and boats, island life in the Caribbean - fishing, agricultural activities, chattel houses.

Singapore album

Red cover album bound by blue and white braided string. Layers of cover are separating. Black pages with photographs held in with photo corners. Handwritten notations in white ink. Interleaving is pretty brittle, torn and cracked.

Album includes photographs showing the 1955/56 military tour of duty. Photographs are of Singapore, training boats, the H.M.A.S. Tobruk, Lok Ma Chau and the October 1856 riots, camp, rugby, swimming, water polo, the railway, Hong Kong, Malaya, and ends with some photographs taken in Australia. Themes and items also include early cars, buses and military vehicles, snapshot portraits, uniforms, Rugby Cup pamphlet, activities on board H.M.A.S. Tobruk, Riot squad and October '56 riots, Christmas 1956,

Locations and sites include Gilman Barracks, Kuala Lampur,

Loose materials include admission stub from The Balmy Beach Rugger Club Volleyball Tournament Dance in July, 1968; several loose photographs.

Balmoral album

No binding - album pages are loose. Black cover embossed with "Photographs" in gold. Black pages, photos glued in.
Notes with album suggest the Parkdale Train Station, Hepworth, and Balmoral. Almost all photographs peeling away from pages. Some photographs quite yellow, some fading especially around edges.

Photographs are amateur snapshots of a cottage, children and family, picnics, parks, a wedding, canoeing, the beach, biking, landscapes, an automobile with a 1920s liscence plate number, posed group shots in many different locations, a horse drawn carriage, all thought to be taken around or near the Toronto area.
One photograph appears to either be a double exposure, or a photograph taken looking through a window and has captured the reflction in the window as well as the view beyond.

Sites and locations include The Simkincoe, located at Jackson's Point, Ontario.

Wales album

Green cover album - binding coming loose, very brittle. Beige pages with gold trim. Handwritten notations in black ink (poem written on pages dated July 1886 (excerpt from Arthur Hugh Clough's "O Stream Descending") and plant specimen dated June 30th 1886 from Cornwall). Photographs are glued in; some images appear to be ink drawings. One handpainted image onto a page, covered by protective tissue paper.

Locations and sites include: Rhyl Pier, Conway Castle, Llandudno Bay, Carnarvon Castle, Beaumaris Castle, The Menai Straits; all Wales. Clifton Downs and Clifton Suspension Bridge, Cornwall, Falmouth and Flushing, in England.

Themes include: landscapes and scenic vistas, rural farm life, castles, group and family portraits, places throughout England and Wales.

Handpainted photographs album

Album cover in plastic held together with string. Black pages, photos glued in. Handpainted photographs. Doodles and drawing on pages in white ink. Several handcoloured photographs.
Pages in very poor condition - torn, flaking. Several loose photographs; yellowed and faded photographs.

Themes include snapshot portraits, domestic and farm animals - horses, dogs, sheep, cows; horse racing, crop fields, early vehicles and possibly an early tractor.

South Africa horse album

Red cloth cover with embossed gold design. Watermark and stains on cover. White pages with two window openings per page.
Photographs are mostly taken in South Africa. Included are photographs of De Aar, which at the time was the second-most important railway junction in the country. Photographs are mostly of horses on polo fields, some of people playing polo, some of trains and people with horses. There are also photographs of military and military camps, and a photograph at Vry Staat Hotel.

Carte de visite album

Item is a photograph album with a purple cover and gold and black embossed letters and design. Fabric bindings, white pages with gilded edges. Window openings surrounded by gold floral design. Silver clasp. Includes 14 albumen and gelatin silver photographs and photomechanical reproductions.

Aviation album

Black cardboard cover with gold embossed letters "Photographs"; image on cover. Spine missing but stitched binding intact. Black pages.

Photographs of aerial exhibitions at Texas Love Field Air Corps Training Depot on November 12 and 13, 1918 to celebrate the end of WWI. Fairly detailed notations included as text printed directly onto the images. Images show pilots and early airplanes, photographs of blimps; select number of aerial photographs of the land with respective geographic locational coordinates, crowds of spectators, parachute jump - with flags, images of airplane crashes.
Most photographs taken from the air.

Port Cunnington Album

Green cover album bound by white by white braided string. Black pages, photos held inwith clear photo corners. Handwritten notations in white pencil. Interleaving with spider web design between each page.

WWI family album

Brown cloth cover with gold embossed letters- "Photographs." Black pages with photographs mounted with glue. Notation on photo borders with black ink. Sewn binding. Photographs are mostly family snapshots of people, sometimes with automobiles or in uniform from the Northcote family. Also included are images of golfing, bridges, fishing, horse riding, camping, farms, cattle, sheep, chicken coops, horse drawn sleigh, the beach, trees, houses, dogs, trains, children, biking, deer and wagons. Three newspaper articles are pasted in. One about the Northcote family (mother, six sons and two daughters) all serving in the war, one about Pte. Wm. Clements dying in battle, and one of Corporal Northcote being the first Royal Engineer to be awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Carte de visite album

Item is a decorated hard cover album (CDV album). Closes with clasps. Album pages are beige with open slots for photographs. Hand-painted flowers frame the openings on every page. Gold trimmed. Contains tintypes and albumen cartes-de-visite.

RCAF WWII album

Blue cover with gold embossed letters- "Scrap Book." Bound with black string. White pages, photographs mounted photo corners or glue. Notation in black ink. Photographs are snapshots of people in front of buildings, street scenes, houses, streetcars, a transmitter station, soldiers, air force, Bolton Abbey, Bernard Castle, and other sites.
Other materials include a postcard of Robbins Drug Store in New Brunswick, five telegrams from Allan Jackson, four newspaper articles about wireless operators, three articles about women entering the Royal Canadian Air Force, a booklet from Westminster Abbey entitled "Westminster Memories," and eleven small souvenir picture cards featuring different interiors, a brochure called "What's on and Where to Go in Glasgow," a pamphlet about the Castle of Edinburgh, a letter from Allan Jackson to his wife Mrs. G.A. Jackson in Montreal, a map of London, a London Underground map, two London transport day tickets, and several pamphlets from various sites in London.

Ornate carte de visite album

Brown leather cover with inset star surrounded by gold embossed patterns and blue beads. Spine also has embossed design and letters- "Photographs." Two gold clasps decorated with gold ribbons and rings. Inside cover has pink and gold pattern. Title page and index page included. White pages with window openings and gold borders. Page edges gilded and embossed. Some hand tinting on tintypes.

Carte de visite album

Brown leather cover embossed with black and gold designs. Spine also embossed with stripes and lettering- "Album." Simple metal clasp. Front leaf and title page included. White pages with window opening and gold border. Brown fabric binding.

NYC, Flying Clubs album

Blue fabric cover, bound with white string. Black pages, photographs mounted with photo corners. Features photographs taken in of landscapes, farms, and flying clubs in various North Eastern states, as well as Southern Ontario and Quebec.

Banff album

Brown soft cover album with word "Photographs" on front. Bound by green braided string. Black pages with photos glued in. Handwritten notations in pencil. Back cover folded in upper left corner.
Photographs are family snapshots taken around Toronto, Orillia, Banff, Regina, Ancaster, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. Some activities include rowing, tennis, canoeing, and attending various events.

Seaside album

Red fabric cover with gold embossed letters- "Sunny Memories." Fabric spine and binding. White and green pages have window openings of various shapes and sizes for different sized photographs. Some drawings are interspersed throughout as well.
Photographs show the coastline of Gordon, Scotland and a variety of snapshots.
Activities include swimming, farming, hay-baling, hunting,
Subjects include people, dogs, landscapes, ships, waterfalls, buildings, farms, trains, seashores, parks, gardens, sailboats, horse-drawn carriages

India military album

Purple textured cardboard cover bound with red string. Black pages, photographs mounted with glue. Tissue interleaving with spiderweb pattern.
Subject of photographs is primarily British military men riding horses and at camp in India. Some family photos are loose at the back of the album.

Cottage album

Black textured soft cover. Black pages with photographs hand cut and mounted with glue. Many of the last pages are blank.
Photographs are amateur family snapshots taken at various locations including houses and a log cabin. There are landscapes and pictures of the family and children participating in various activities, including fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, and other cottage types of activities. There are also images taken in a photobooth, and photos of the family dog.

Shields, Lorne

England album

Textured, decorative print album bound by red braid string. Black pages with photos glued in and with photo corners. White labels with handwritten notations in blue ink. Includes newspaper clippings and handpainted photogrpahs.
Photographs are family snapshots taken in the 1930s, mostly all labeled, taken around different locations in England and Canada. It briefly describes a family's move from England to Toronto.

Albert Kahn Inc., Architects and Engineers

Souvenir of Toronto, Ont

Brown soft cover album with gold details. Bound by brown braided string. Black pages with photos held in with photo corners. Handwritten notations in black ink and green pencil.
Photographs are snapshots of houses, interiors, cars and a few of people in Shanty Bay, Toronto and around Ontario.

Print album

Black soft cover album with word "Photographs" on front in white lettering. Bound by green braided string. Black pages with photos glued in as well as tape. Mostly illustrations and sketches only 1 photo (g.s.p.) but note in pencil on photo says 1858 - Crimean War? Includes a receipt of "returned soldier's insurance" - 1930

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