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Heidelberg

Lantern slide, wood frame with glass positive B & W slide - image framed in black and gold. Handwritten in ink "heidelberg" on slide. Landscape with bridge, water, with town in mountains. Wood frame has a sticker on it with the letter Y written inside.

Panorama

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black and gold. Sticker on wood frame of a Y. Handwritten in ink on a sticker on the glass "750 Panorama…" the rest has been reased by water damage or moisture. Image is of a town view, with a street and church spires in background and the town clock.

[Field with Ruins]

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black. Sticker on wood frame with a Y. Black with gold lettering "C.T. Milligan, Magic Lantern Manuf'r No. 728 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa." Image of a field with a stone wall, and ruins of walls, with arched doorways or openings.

[Woman crouching by water]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W slide. No wood frame. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 18 in the series. Printed in BRC of slide "99-68." Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a young woman with blond hair, crouching by a creek with a bucket. You can see her reflection in the water. She is the same woman from slide 16, 2008.001.1311.

[Landscape view]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W slide. No wood frame. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 62 in the series. The number 99-183 is scratched into slide, BRC. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted with pinks and blues. Image is of a landscape view of a canyon or pit.

[Mormon family, Utah.]

albumen prints mounted on cabinet card with gold border. Depicts 6 women, 1 man, 4 children in front of small log cabin in dry landscape. Verso has a crest with birds and "H". Verso caption: "G.S. Smith's Gallery, Fanny Hoyt, Artist, Salt Lake City, Negatives Retained." Verso purple ink stamp: "Low Bros. News Agents, Ogden Utah." Verso ink inscription: "Picture of a Mormon family grandfather Kirkpatrick saw on a trip to Utah." Verso pencil inscription: "$100."

Cutting the Wheat 1909, Prince Albert Sask.

Postcard with no border depicting a man driving a team of horses with a plow through a field of wheat. Recto caption in white: "Cutting the wheat 1909 Prince Albert Sask." Verso caption, top centre, "Postcard"; top right, "AZO place one-cent stamp here"; left, "For inland postage only this space may be used for communications"; right, "The address only to be written here." Verso blue rubber stamp, bottom left, "The Waterworth Series."

[Covered Bridge]

gelatin silver print with white border and scalloped edges. Depicts a covered bridge, river, road and brush landscape. Sign at left of bridge entrance reads "speed 10 miles, load limit 2 tons." Verso inscription, blue ink: "Longest Hartford Covered Bridge N.S."

Oelrichs, Dak.

Item is an albumen print mounted on thick card printed with decorative border. Image depicts main street of a frontier town. Signage on buildings reads: "Phillips and Snively, dealers in hardware, groceries, and dry goods"; "land office"; "drug store." Recto caption, bottom of image: "Oelrichs, Dak." Recto caption, bottom of mat board: "Trager & Kuhn, Wigwam Photographers." Verso, in pencil: "$25."

Branding - Texas

Item is an albumen stereograph. Glossy image surface. Depicts a man standing on ramp with railroad tracks in front, fenced in corral behind. Recto ink inscription, lower left: "Branding - Texas."

[Ontario: dump trucks in water-filled trench]

Glossy gsp, white border. Two dump trucks and a steam shovel are depicted working in a trench with water covering the bottom. Dump trucks are marked "60" and "65". Steam shovel is marked "Lorain," "No.10." Verso bottom right, black ink stamp: "C.A. Love Druggist, Jun 8 - 1944, Ingersoll, Ont. Guaranteed Photo Finishing." Verso bottom left, in pencil, "14"

Studebaker Commander (car sub-series)

Glossy gsp with white border. Depcits navy officer in crested hat and jacket sitting in a convertible. The car is sitting on grass in fron of a building. The front of the car reads "commander." The liscence plate reads "Michigan 1963 LN 9269 Water Wonderland." Recto inscription, bottom left, black ink; "2." Verso inscriptions in pencil include cropping marks. Top right: "55.mm-Oct"; centre: "20 picas"; bottom left: "Commander & car"; bottom right: "100 scr. 3inc half," "3067," "30," "$25." Remnants of blue printed paper pasted to Verso bottom read: "from [...]HENY LUDLU[...]"

Rochester, Castle & Cathedral from the Medway

Sepia-toned print, slightly hand tinted with green and blue, of a river with boats and background of town with church steeple an castle. Mounted on thick mat board. Recto caption in white on image area, bottom: "Rochester, Castle & Cathedral from the Medway. Photochrom Copyright 74859." Verso label, bottomleft, reads: "Real photo calendar made by Photochrom Co. Ltd. at thier works in Turbridge Wells, Kent. Design no. LV32." Verso insription in pencil, centre: "1/2 236 Sold 50 c ea"

[fox hunt]

borderless unmounted print depicting two figures on horses, many dogs, and three children in background. Verso inscription, blue ink: "Sir Lionel and Landy Gasson M.F.H., Ootacamund Hunt, May '46."

[equestrians]

print with white border. Depicts four main figures on horses, two more partially obscured. Verso inscription, blue ink: "Ken Leech and Lord & Lady Shannon, Ooty- May '46, Miss Jean Wise."

[horse-drawn float with vase]

print on gery mat board. Depicts horse-drawn parade float with arches, large vase, coat of arms, children riders. Embossed recto caption, bottom left: "Dinkler, Chapman St. Greenfield Mass." Verso inscription, ink: "Sept- 90." Image transfer on verso from platinum print.

[country road]

green flecked cardboard mount. Captions on recto and verso: "Authorized Ansco Color Finisher; Insist on Ariston Color Prints." Image of grassy landscape with road, telephone poles, barbed wire fence.

[cows in field]

green speckled cardboard mount. Captions on recto and verso: "Authorized Ansco Color Finisher; Insist on Ariston Color Prints." Image depicts cows in field with wire fence in foreground. Leaves on trees are autumn colours.

[Ontario: dump truck in trench]

glosst gsp, white border. Dump truck and other construction vehicles depicted working in rocky trench/quarry. Flat fields, power lines in background. Verso bottom right, black ink stamp: "C.A. Love Druggist, Jun 8 - 1944, Ingersoll, Ont. Guaranteed Photo Finishing." Verso, top right, in pencil, "9"

[Ontario: Steam shovel]

glossy gsp with white border. Depicts steam shovel picking up load of rock from sloping wall of quarry, below grade. Farmers' fields are visible in background at grade level. Verso bottom right, black ink stamp: "C.A. Love Druggist, Jun 8 - 1944, Ingersoll, Ont. Guaranteed Photo Finishing." Verso bottom left, pencil, "7"

1965 Vauxhall Viva (car sub-series)

Glossy gsp with white borders. Man and women depicted sitting in a car white two children run towards it. The setting is a tree-lined grassy field. Recto inscription in ink, bottom left: "Vauxhall B Viva 2" Verso inscriptionsin pencil: cropping marks; top right: "55/mm-april"; centre: "20 picas"; bottom left: "'65 Vauxhall Viva deLuxe"; bottom right: "120, "37.5%," "5546," "$10."

[forestry landscape]

slide with cardboard holder. Image depicts forested landscape with cleared area in the centre of frame. Crane, pipeline and labourers visible in clearing. Recto captions printed in blue- top left: "date," right side: "made in Canada," left side: "Patented," bottom edge: "Project from this side arrow shows position." Verso captions in blue- "Mitchell Photo Supply Ltd. Dominion Sq., Montreal," bottom centre: "Processed by Etco."

[river landscape]

white cardboard mount with grey spiderwed pattern, red stripes. Recto captions in red: "Ansco Color." Verso captions: "date; made in canada." depicts large river with some rapids, coastline visible.

[christmas card with countryside photo]

borderless print mounted on offwhite greeting card with brown inner paper. Fastened with fabric ribbon. Front cover of card includes photograph of rural hilly landscape as seen from hilltop, and caption bottom centre: "Best Wishes." Inside right hand of car includes flower icon, and caption centre top: "To wish you every happiness this chrismastide and througout the coming year." Inscription, centre bottom, black ink: "From All, to Jennie, When upon this desk you write, you must study with all your might, and if you wuse it faithful and true, I'm sure it will be useful for you."

[horse race]

print with white border depicting a horse race and spectators with umbrellas. Hilly landscape in background. Verso inscription, blue ink: "Quand Meme after winning 7 1/2 furlong on the flat by 15 lengths ! Muddy course dogged my competitors; I won by cantering along the cinder track on the outside."

[Hillman 1600] (car sub-series)

border on print. Image depicts convertible on road in front of stone structure. Car marked "Hillman 1600." liscence plate reads "179-949 Ontario 1961." Verso inscriptions include cropping markings, "Hillman 1600 Deluxe." Verso caption, red ink stamp, "Ron Viskers, ARPS photography 168 Davenport Road WA 2-1227 Toronto 5, Ont, ref. no. ___"

[horse-drawn mayflower float]

print on grey mat. Depicts forse-drawn parade float in the shape of a ship. Reads: "Mayflower 1620." Riders have pilgrim costumes on. Embossed recto caption, bottom left: "Dinkler, Chapman St. Greenfield Mass." Verso inscription "Mayflower #5." Image transfer on verso from another platinum print.

[Ontario industrial landscape]

Glossy gsp, white border. Depicts an industrian landscape, perhaps gravel pit and production. Crane and processing plant/ factory are in centre of frame. Verso bottom right, black ink stamp: "C.A. Love Druggist, Jun 8 - 1944, Ingersoll, Ont. Guaranteed Photo Finishing." Verso top right, in pencil, "10."

[Road with Ruins]

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black. Sticker on wood frame with a Y. Black with gold lettering "C.T. Milligan, Magic Lantern Manuf'r No. 728 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa." Image of a dirt road with ruins (walls and a turret).

Statue of the Water Carrier

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black. Sticker on wood frame with a Y. Black with gold lettering "Statuary, Etc. 5. The Water Carrier. Excelsior Lantern Slide Woodbury Patent American Photo. Relief Printing Co. Philadelphia." Image of a statue of a boy with a water jug, in a garden. A note about the date: [after 1910] because research showed that The Excelsior company was active in the 1910s.

[Two men talking by gate]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W image. No wood frame. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 5. Perhaps the fifth one in a series, because the man in the slide is the same man from 2008.001.1303. Image of two men talking by a gate, at what looks to be a ranch. The one man is the dressed in a black suit, holding a briefcase or suitcase, perhaps a doctor. The second man is holding a cowboy hat, and has a beard. The image is handpainted over a B&W slide.

[Man holding boy in his arms]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W slide. No wood frame. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 51 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a man holding a young boy in his arms. The boy's eyes are closed and the man is looking up to the sky.

Stolzenfels on the Rhine

Lantern slide, wood frame with glass positive B & W slide. Handwritten in pencil on the wood frame is "Stolzenfels on the Rhine." Handwritten on a sticker in ink "Stolzenfels on the Rhine." Landscape image of a lake with a town and a castle - that of Stolzenfels - in the hills.

The Dome of Cologne

Lantern slide, wood frame with glass positive B & W slide. Sticker on wood frame with the letter Y written on it. Handwritten in ink on a sticker on the slide "5229 Pont of Dome de Cologne." Image is of a floating bridge with the Dome of Cologne in the background, looks to be scaffolded like it's still being built.

[Glacier]

Lantern slide, wood frame with glass positive B & W slide. Sticker on wood frame with the letter Y written on it. Handwritten in ink on a sticker on the slide "4123..." the rest of inscription is impossible to decipher. Image is of a mountain and glacier.

Seaside Town

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Sticker on slide in print "Levy & Cie. Succes de Perrier Pere File & Soulier - Paris," and handwritten in ink "Cablentz" (?) Difficult to read. Image is of a seaside town with a boat in foreground. Sticker on wood frame with a Y.

[Cascades]

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black and gold paint. Handwritten in ink on a sticker on the glass slide is "335. Cascade de Cerni" (sp?) in french. A sticker with Y on wood frame. Image is of a waterfall or cascade and moutain. Location is unknown as it is difficult to read the name.

Ruins of Pompeii

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black and gold. Handwritten in ink on a sticker on the glass slide is "7681 Ruines de l'Hotelerie a Pompei" in french, and on a sticker on the wood "Ruins of the Hotelerie Egypt Pompeii." Handwritten on the wood frame in pencil "Ruins of the Hotellerie Pompei." Image is of ruins (walls), with a mountain in the background.

[Church Spire on Riverbank]

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black. Paper on glass "J. Levy & cie Succrs de Perrier Pere Fils & Soulie - Paris." Sticker with Y on wood frame. Image of a town at the side of a river. Sailboats, church, other buildings.

Coming Thro' The Rye

Lantern slide, glass slide in thinner wood frame. Image area is circular, though in square glass. Image is hand coloured perhaps from an engraving. Printed on slide "Coming Thro' The Rye" and "Crystal Magic Lantern Slide." Sticker of a Y on frame. Image is of a woman and a man embracing, the man kissing the woman, a field behing them. It is an illustration representing the poem "Coming Thro' The Rye" by Robert Burns (1759-1796), composed 1796.

[Man standing in nature]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W image. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 1. No wood frame. Image is handpainted, but looks like a B&W photograph underneath. It is of a man standing alone in the middle of nature, on the side of a mountain on a cliff, looking up at the sky. There's mountains around him, trees towering over him. The sky is blue with some clouds. Date based on research that shows Edward Van Altena's studio was active during 1890s-1910s. This series part of Life Model Slides. "The most popular slides in Victorian times were 'life model slides', which depicted popular sentimental stories of the day.The slides were produced by arranging actors in costume in front of a painted back drop. Stage props were placed in front of the actors and the scenes from the story were photographed. The slides were often hand tinted with colour and sold in boxes, along with a text to be used as a reading.In particular the temperance movement and political speakers used slides to convert a mass audience." (http://www.driffieldtoday.co.uk/wally-simpkins-look-at-east-riding-history/Shadow-shows-and-magic-lanterns.2696708.jp)

[Little boy kneeling next to deer]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W slide. No wood frame. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 13 in the series. Heavily painted. Image is of a young boy kneeling next to a deer, with a dog next to him, outside the house. He's next to three tree stumps. There are two other unidentified animals in the scene.

[Couple standing on cliff]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W slide. No wood frame. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 16 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a young couple holding hands standing on the side of a mountain (?), with more moutains in the distance.

[Man painting at an easel outside]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W slide. No wood frame. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 22 in the series.Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a man sitting at an easel, that's been set up outdoors, and he's painting a woman standing in nature. The colours are very vivid.

[Three men standing by fence post]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W slide. No wood frame. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 33 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of three men standing by a fence post, looking off to one side. They don't look happy.

[Man, woman, machine]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W slide. No wood frame. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 45 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a man and woman. They are next to a machine, possibly a grain grinder. The man looks to be turning a crank on the machine. The woman is sitting behind him, on a fence, with her arms around his shoulders.

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.

[Ontario: quarry explosion]

Glossy gsp, white border. Depicting hoses, machinery and stakes in a trench, and an explosion occuring further back in the trench. Verso bottom right, black ink stamp: "C.A. Love Druggist, Jun 8 - 1944, Ingersoll, Ont. Guaranteed Photo Finishing."

[Ontario: quarry and truck]

Glossy gsp with white border. Depicts a wide trench below grade where several men are working with a truck and several hoses and pieces of machinery. Tank on truck reads: "King Paving Co. Ltd. Oakville, Ont. No. 3" Verso bottom right, black ink stamp: "C.A. Love Druggist, Jun 8 - 1944, Ingersoll, Ont. Guaranteed Photo Finishing." Verso bottom left, in pencil, "2"

[Ontario: steam shovel in quarry]

glossy gsp with white border. Close-up of steam shovel and dump truck in quarry, below grade, with wet road way at the bottom. Verso bottom right, black ink stamp: "C.A. Love Druggist, Jun 8 - 1944, Ingersoll, Ont. Guaranteed Photo Finishing." Verso bottom left, in pencil: "13"

[Ontario: dumping rocks]

glossy gsp with white border. Dump truck dumping pieces of rock in a pile at the edge of a river near a small bridge. Verso bottom right, black ink stamp: "C.A. Love Druggist, Jun 8 - 1944, Ingersoll, Ont. Guaranteed Photo Finishing." Verso bottom left, pencil: "5"

[Ontario: quarry with workers and pump]

glossy gsp, white border. Image shows quarry, dug below grade, with workers building wooden supports near rock/gravel wall. Pump/engine nearby, as part of the ground is covered in water. Houses, power lines visible on grade level. Verso bottom right, black ink stamp: "C.A. Love Druggist, Jun 8 - 1944, Ingersoll, Ont. Guaranteed Photo Finishing." Verso bottom left, pencil: "3"

[Ontario: quarry and pipeline]

glossy gsp with white border. Depicts work being done in quarry with several workers, truck, and pipelines. Some areas of water at bottom of quarry. Verso bottom right, black ink stamp: "C.A. Love Druggist, Jun 8 - 1944, Ingersoll, Ont. Guaranteed Photo Finishing." Verso bottom left, pencil inscription: "6"

[Portrait of men in car at Stanley Park]

Item is a matte borderless print mounted on brown mat with darker brown border. Depicts six men in open-top car on a forest road. There is a large tree trunk directly behind the car. Recto embossed caption, bottom right: "Stanley Park photographers, Vancouver B.C."

Stanley Park Photographers

[Navy Ship]

semi-gloss gsp with white border, printed on tectured paper. Depicts a navy ship in body of water, with shoreline visible behind it. The ship has a flag flying on the bow and stern, and the number "258" printed on the side. The ship has several antennas atop it, as wel las two cannons. Came along with one other print in a green paper envelope marked "Britannia."

[passenger ship]

semi-gloss print with white border, printed on textured paper. Depicts a passenger ship with one smokestack, three visible life boats, and three flag poles. It has a dark hull with a light stripe. It is flying four flags, one of which is the union jack. Verso sticker label, bottom right: Wilson Wonsey 324 Jefferson Marine City, Michigan." Came in a green envelope marked "Britannia," along with one other print.

[exterior pipeline welding]

silde with cardboard mount. Depicts men working outdoors on a pipeline in a forested landscape. Recto inscription, top, blue ink: "35 x 335 IMA used 6" line- 18 joints/hour." bottom left: "21." Recto captions in blue- top left: "date," right side: "made in Canada," left side: "Patented," bottom edge: "Project from this side arrow shows position." Verso captions in blue- "Mitchell Photo Supply Ltd. Dominion Sq., Montreal," bottom centre: "Processed by Etco."

[swimming]

grey mottled cardboard mount. Captions on recot and verso: "Insist on Ariston Color Prints; Ansco Color." depicts four figures swimming in lake including one young girlout of focus in forground. Treed shoreline in background.

[two men in suits]

greensih cardboard mount, captions on recto and verso: "Authorized Ansco Color Finisher; Insist on Ariston Color Prints." image depicts two older men wearing three-piece suits. They are standing outdoors in front of a car and tree.

[rock ledge with waterfalls]

white cardboard mount with grey spiderwed pattern, red stripes. Recto captions in red: "Ansco Color." Verso captions: "date; made in canada." Depicts rock ledges with small waterfalls. Man and boy are at water's edge at bottom. Small structure along river at top.

[forested hill]

white cardboard mount with grey spiderwed pattern, red stripes. Recto captions in red: "Ansco Color." Verso captions: "date; made in canada." Depicts hillside with ress, river with small island in distance.

[horse and rider after race]

rpint with border depicting man on horse (marked #8). Horse is being tended to by a man in a turban. Racetrack, hilly landscape in background. Verso inscription, blue ink: "Quand Meme after winning the 1 1/2 mile race, Ooty Hunt Flat Races, Oct '46."

Saxon, Switzerland

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black and gold paint? Handwrtten in ink on a sticker on the glass "1771 Prebischtor cote ouest (Suisse - Saxonne)" and in print "Oelschlaeger Bros., 88, Fulton Street (New York)." Image is of a rock/natural bridge in mountains, it is called the Prebischtor or the Pravcicka Gate.

[Statue and House]

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Remnants of handwritten note in ink on a sticker on the glass slide, unreadalbe. Sticker on wood frame of a Y. Stickers are miscoloured and faded yellow. Image is of the front of a mansion, with a statue of a man facing the house, with a long yard and trees.

Railroad Bridge by Moonlight

Lantern slide, glass slide in wood frame. Image area is circular as is the hole in the wood frame. Illustration is hand painted onto the glass. Printed on a sticker on wood frame "Express Train - Railroad Bridge by Moonlight." Illustration of a railway bridge over water, with a forest behind and the moon above. Unable to find reference to title on slide.

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