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[Procession of covered wagons through the moutains]

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 2. No wood frame. Image of covered wagons making their way through the mountains, sky is painted blue and pink. The image is handpainted over a B&W slide.

[Man in horse drawn carriage]

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 38 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a man sitting at the reins of a horse drawn carriage.

[Horse-drawn float with watermelons]

Photographic print on grey mat board. Depicts horse-drawn parade float, decorated with crest, watermelons, grasses, and children riders. Embossed recto caption, bottom left: "Dinkler, Chapman St. Greenfield, Mass." Verso inscription, pencil: "August #29." Image transfer from another platinum print.

Dinkler

[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.

[Man and woman standing at fence]

Lantern slide, glass slide. Handpainted over B&W slide. No wood frame. Slide is numbered 19 in the series. Slide is in a cardboard mount. Heavily painted. Image is of a woman and man standing together at a fence outside a house.

[Group of people with fists in air]

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 59 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of an outdoor barn scene, people in carriages and on horses, standing around looking at one man talking on a bridge. The group has their fists raised in the air.

[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.

Factory and railroad tracks

Print with white border, depicting large factory building with railroad tracks running in fron of it. Steam engines/machinery sit outside near the tracks. Several smokestacks and smaller garages surround the factory.

man in the shade

unmounted DOP of man in formal dress, white hat, cane, holding his gloves in outdoor setting. Verso inscription "Mr. I N George (?)" Verso partial ink stamp "[…]graph was made[…] and is not […] d permanent […] e & Booth […] Toronto"

horse and rider at track

unmoutned POP depicting horse and rider turned away from camera. They stand beside a fence of a racetrack. Verso inscription "Charter-Wise turns his head from camera." Verso ink stamp "This photograph was made by Pringle & Booth, 181 George St. Toronto, duplicates can be had at any time."

Florence, Italy

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black and gold. Sticker on wood frame of a Y. Sticker on glass in ink "2418. Florence prise de San Mimacho (sp?), Italy." Image is of a skyline view of Florence, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo) is visible, with a road in the foreground and mountains in background.

Cologne

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Handwritten on sticker on glass "Church Cologne," but the words are difficult to decipher. Sticker of a Y on wood frame. Image of a town, view of rooftopes, a square, a man with horse & buggy, a church in the background.

[Two men and a dog on the porch]

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 12 in the series. Heavily painted. Image is of two men, one standing with his arms and fists in the air, one sitting with a dog in his lap. They're on a porch of a log cabin, with sheep in the field next to them. Trees and blue sky.

[Two men standing, one man and young boy crouching next to sheep]

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 36 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of three men and a young boy outside a house. Two men are standing next to a fence, third man and boy crouching near fallen sheep.

Landscape

Item is a photograph of a lake with a boating dock in the distance. Inscription on verso reads, 'H.M.C.S. Cornwallis Main Drill Deck & Police Office Main Gate Flag Pole, Oct. 45'

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)

[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.

[Group of people surrounding one man laying on ground]

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 61 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of an outdoor barn scene, people in carriages and on horses, standing around one man who is laying on the ground, his head resting in a woman's lap.

[Couple embracing]

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 67 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a couple embracing, man looks to be comforting the woman. Looks like there's paint on the sides of the image, like the colourist was testing his colours before painting slide.

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

Landsberg of Warthe

Matte print mounted on white paper and brown card. Deckled edges. Image depicts a cottage surrounded by trees and covered in vines. Verso inscription, pencil, upper right: "Landsberg of Warthe." (Landsberg an der Warthe is German for the Polish city of Gorzów Wielkopolski)

[barn and river]

Green cardboard mount. Captions recto and verso: "Authorized Ansco Color Finisher; Insist on Ariston Color Prints." Depicts a river in winter, agricultural landscape with red barn.

Oaxaca city square

unmounted POP print with a view of Oaxaca city square form an upper-storey window of a building. Includes central gazebo, trees, statue, benches, cathedral tower in background. There is a group of men posed in front of the statue. Verso inscription reads "Plaza Oaxaca, Cathedral tower."

New road, Oaxaca

unmounted POP print depicting a newly built road with an obelisk at the end, a bicyclist in middle, and streetlights and stone benches long the sides. Mountainous background. Verso inscription: "New Pasco or Drive, Oaxaca."

water wheel

borderless snapshot mounted on thin card of the same size. Depicts a wooden waterwheel with three female figures standing around it. Verso inscription: "May. The Water Wheel. Mr. L and I had half and hour 's argument- because I refused to sit upon the stump marked with a cross. if I had succeeded in getting on I should have fallen off backwards because it was much steeper behind than in front. You would hardly believe what a long jaw we had over such a silly thing. Mary has on the Russian headdress."

Culloden Moor

Item is an unmounted albumen print depicting battleground with large vertical stone markers and stone masonry watchtower. Forest in background. Recto caption "Culloden Moor. 2973. G.W.W."

dog race

unmounted DOP with black stripe at top of print. Depicts dogs racing down trac with crowd of people in background on bleachers. Sign in background reads "Kerr[…] Cloughen Tait Bonhag at Big Eaton […] Meet here Sat June […]" Verso ink stamp "This photograph was made by Pringle & Booth, 181 George St. Toronto, duplicates can be had at any time."

[Woman standing with horse]

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 9 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a woman standing with a horse, holding its reins, in a field, there's sheep in the background with trees. The sky is blue with pink/white clouds.

[Three men and young boy outside a house]

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 34 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of three men and a young boy, standing outside a house, near a watering trough and well, where a sheep is drinking, and dog is watching. There are sheep in the field behind the men, and the house.

[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."

Siena, S. Domenico

Matte borderless print mounted on thin white paper, then mounted on large brown card with deckled edges. Depicts a large church on a hill with surrounding town and landscape. Verso inscription, top left, in pencil: "Siena, S. Dominico." upper right, "N 29."

[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."

[Couples and horses]

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 40 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a three couples, one kissing in the road, one in a carriage, and one descending from a carriage. Near a mill wheel/ water wheel.

group of men in field

unmounted print depicting group of men (and one young girl) in open field littered with leaves and sticks. One man in pointing at something with his cane. There is a saddle on the ground. Verso ink stamp "This photograph was made by Pringle & Booth, 181 George St. Toronto, duplicates can be had at any time."

[B.C. Lake]

Semi-gloss print with white border depicting a mountainous landscape with forest and lake. There is a path around the lake with figures on it. A parkin glot is also visible through the trees.Verso red ink stamp, bottom right: "Enlargement by Eastman Photographic Materials Ltd. Vancouver, B.C." Cardboard support (not attached to photo) reads "Just a B.C. Lake. no significance."

Ben Nevis from Corpach

Item is an unmounted albumen print of a paddle boat docked in lack with mountains in background. Reto caption "Ben Nevis from Corpach. 1615. G.W.W." Verso inscription, ink: "M.S.D. with […] from P.B."

[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.

[Two men with a fallen tree]

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 57 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of two men with what looks like fallen trees. Could be they have fallen on their house.

RR Construction in Alberta, D.F. McArthur

Borderless print mounted on black mat board. Depicts several teams of horses pulling various wagons and construction machinery through a flat, dry, landscape. Recto caption in white, bottom left of image area: "RR Construction in Alberta, D.F. McArthur," bottom right: "8570." Verso has two halftone images (horses pulling a load of lumber through the snow, close-up portrait of a man) and printed caption: "Lumbering in Canada/ Blair's Photographs of G.T.P. Ry. Construction, Lumbering, Farming and Other Scenes Illustrating Real Life in Canada. Address, Edwin C. Blair, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Negative Number.........." Note: similar image from Blair's Photographs in the collection of the City of Edmonton Archives, ref. # EA-10-2088.

[Chicago album page]

Thick card album page with cloth guiard attached. One gsp on each side of page. Recto depcits statue and surrounding park landscape. Recto inscriptions in black ink: "Lincoln Monument Lincoln Park Chicago." Verso depicts cattle, barn, and fences. Verso inscriptions in blakc ink: "#47 Steers in stock yards, Chicago. Only 10 minutes more to live." Each side has decorative borders in black ink.

[city wall gate]

Unmounted print with borders on top and bottom. Depicts a street in an old city, the focal point being a gate/arch in a battlement or city wall. Several figures are seen walking through it, some are blurred by motion. No inscriptions

two sailboats

matte borderless print mounted on wthie card with embossed floral border. Depicts two small sailbroats in water, with oriental-type sails, each with two men sailing. Recto insciption "July 1899". Verso inscription "July 16 / 99"

starter and assistant on racetrack

unmounted DOP depicting four men, one with bowler hat, others with fedoras, standing on grass racetrack. Ole holds flag, one holds pad of paper. Verso inscription, "W.A. Dade the starter and his assitants." Verso ink stamp: "This photograph was made by Pringle & Booth, 181 George St. Toronto, duplicates can be had at any time."

horse and rider jumping obstacle

unmounted print depicts rider on horse jumping over a wooden obstacle .another man looks on. Verso inscription: "Philosopher." verso ink stamp "This photograph was made by Pringle & Booth, 181 George St. Toronto, duplicates can be had at any time."

Geneva, Switerzland

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black and gold with gold printing on slide "Ancne. Mon F.P.F. & S. J.L. & Co. Sucrs. Paris Steroscopic and Lantern Slides, Vues Stereoscopiques & Lanternes Magiques." Sticker with Y on it. On other side, handwritten in black ink "Geneva." Image of a city view with bridge and river in foreground. Geneva is situated where the Rhône River exits Lake Geneva, which could be the river in the slide.

[Three people poking head out of door]

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 6, follows the same series. Heavily painted. Two men and one woman poke their heads out from a doorway, looking at something 'off-screen' - perhaps the two men talking at the gate from the previous slide 2008.001.1304.

[Man, boy, sheep]

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 32 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a man and boy with dog in a field of sheep. Sky is blue and pink.

[Group of people]

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 37 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a group of people standing together outside the house, with the young boy still kneeling and sheep at his feet.

[Man and boy with sheep]

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 50 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a man standing in front of a big tree with no leaves, and a young boy laying on the ground with his head on a sheep's back.

[Men and sheep]

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 53 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of men and sheep, outside two barns.

[Landscape with sheep]

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 64 in the series. The number 99-14 is scratched into slide. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a landscape view of a field with sheep in it, and lots of sky with clouds.

[Man standing in field with dog and sheep]

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 68 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a man standing in a field with a dog by his side, and sheep in the field behind him.

McInnes & Co. building

Item is an albumen print mounted on white mat board. Depicts exterior of four storey white stone building in the style of the early Chicago school. Horses and carriages are on the street in front. Top of building reads "McInnes & Co."

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