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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.

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.

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.

Siena Strassenzug

Matte print mounted on white paper, then on brown card with deckled edges. Depicts a narrow street with arches over it. Figures in sihouette and in sunlight are visible walking down the street. Verso inscription, pencil, upper left: "N 34, Siena, Strassenzug." (strassenzug meaning street of houses)

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 of Baden-Baden, Germany

Lantern slide, wood frame with glass positive B & W slide - image framed in black and gold. Sticker on bottom of frame with handwritten in ink "Baden-Baden Germany." and handwritten in pencil directly on wood "Germany." Sticker on actual slide that says "Panorama of Baden-Baden, Germany." Image is of a bridge in foreground with a river and town in background in mountains.

Pont des Soupirs, Venise

Lantern slide, wood frame with glass positive B & W slide - image framed in black. Sticker on slide that has handwritten in ink "462 Pont des Soupirs. Venice" in french. Landscape image of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy. Wood frame has a sticker on it with the letter Y written inside.

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.

[family on lawn]

Item is an albumen print mounted on a mat board with gold edges. Depicts an extended family sitting on the lawn in front of a house with white siding, porch and bay window. They include three children, one dog, three, men, four women. Verso top right in pencil: "J."

[new houses, Calgary Alberta]

Glossy print with no border, mounted with glue on the corners to a brown mat board. Depicts newly built homes in a prairie landscape. There is empty land in the foreground, but more neighborhoods can be seen behind. Recto caption, bottom left of image area: "188," in circular logo: "E.F. Gove, 7 Thomas Block, Calgary." Bottom right, circular logo: "C A E."

Mercury deluxe album snapshots

This yellow paper photo album, "Mercury deluxe Album Snapshots", is printed in blue, and held by a blue plastic binder. The photographs show examples of early-20th century residential architecture, and are captioned "Santos (Brasil) 1950 new suburb" and "2nd house we lived in, in Cuba."

Mercury Photo Service Ltd.

Bridge of Dresden

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 "1752. Pont de Dresde..." in french, and the last word is difficult to read. Sticker on the wood frame of a Y. Image is of a the Dresden Bridge in Dresden, Germany. It goes over the Elbe river.

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".

Summer Snapshots album

Item consists of an album with a black leather cover with the word Photographs embossed on the front in gold; bound with black string. Labels adhered to cover read "Jack's own snaps taken while at OAC & Summer trips North & to England 1939-1941" and "#10". Pages are black with labels handwritten in white ink. Black photo corners are used to hold the photographs. Many pages remain blank, appearing to have never had photographs attached. Some photographs are coming off pages.

Photographs are of from Jack's summer trips to England and while he was at OAC. They are amateur snapshots taken at various camps and lakes in Ontario. Canadian locations include Long Lac, Quebec Bridge and Belle Isle; sports, parades and other events in and around Toronto; Niagara Falls, New York; Hamilton and Bellville Ontario. British locations include Salisbury, Cardiff, London, Bristol, Edinburghand Glasgow.

Notable themes include early telescopes and cameras; portraits, Queenston Power Development, The Manchester Citizen [ship], Blenheim Bombers, Kenilworth Castle, Changing of the Guards, Big Ben, The Crown Jewels and Buckingham Palace, Napoleon's Tomb, the Eiffel Tower, the English Channel.

Additional material includes one "Vote Nixon" card attached to a page.

Dates include: spring 1937, spring 1939.

[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"

Amsterdam

Mounted image of bridge over river in Amsterdam. Inscription in black ink beneath photograph reads, 'Amsterdam, eglise St. Francois Xavier & pont sur le canal'. Inscription in pencil on back of mount reads, '$20'

Family children's meeting

Item consists of a photograph of a Japanese family and white guest. All are seated on ats inside or on the patio to a home. On verso, handwritten in ink, "In this house of which the whole/ family is Christian we hold a regular/ weekly children's meeting. The only/ Christian service in that village./ The older girl kneeling near me is one/ of our family here. She teaches the/ children in that home - Matsuda/ Mitsuko by name."

Young couple

Item is a snapshot photograph of a man and a woman standing in front of a house where guests dressed formally scatter the patio. Inscription on verso reads, 'Betty Bowker Slaudish Wedding'.

Midtown New York City, N.Y.

matte gsp with white border. Aerial view of NYC. Signage on buildings reads: "Macy's," "Gimbel's," "Baltman and Co.," "Park Central Hotel." Recto caption in white at bottom of image: "(0506-876A-8)(3-16-33-1:30P)(12-2000) MIDTOWN NEW YORK CITY, N.Y."

Florence, Ponte Vecchio

Matte print mounted on white paper, mounted on brown card with deckled edges. Depicts a river with bridge over it. The bridge has shops and buildings all the way across. Verso inscription, top left, in pencil: "N25. Florenz. Ponte Vechhio[sic]."

Opposition store & dwelling

Cyanotype image of a house and store that are one shared building. Store has a white awning with the lettering "W.C. White" written on it. Inscription handwritten in black ink on recto "Opposition Store & Dwelling." Town not identified. Paper very thin. Dated 1904 because same handwriting on 2008.001.1881.

[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.

Bridge at Tragne

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black. Handwritten in black ink on the slide "4249 Le Pont a Tragne" in french. In pencil looks like "Bohemia" is written below the ink. Cannot be sure that it is Tragne or Fragne, no trace of either. Handwritten on a sticker on the wood frame "Bridge at Tragne." Image of a town with a bridge and statue in foreground. Looks to be the start of the bridge, big covered archway. In BLC (white sticker facing you), you can see the ghost of people walking. Cannot find where bridge is, as not sure to the correct spelling of its name.

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.