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Two photograph albums, containing 165 photos (including a few duplicates), some captioned, mainly of scenic, fishing or hunting subjects, taken in northern Westchester (NY) County and other regions, Vicinity of Bedford-Croton
n.p., 1910. the images mostly 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches and inset to the album two per page. 2 vols. 8vo each photo approximately 6 1/2 x 10 inches. One album in original green cloth, slightly worn, the other in 3/4 red calf, a little rubbed, spine gone. A few photographs faded, one or two with slight blemishes, but overall a fine collection. Each album is housed in a new grey cloth protective slipcase with chemise and crimson morocco spine label. the images mostly 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches and inset to the album two per page. 2 vols. 8vo each photo approximately 6 1/2 x 10 inches. Hunting and Fishing in Westchester, 1900. Refuting the rule that the family photo album is invariably an icon of transcendent uninterest, this collection of amateur photographs is a thoroughly beguiling one. The prints, mostly in sepia, record the happy idle moments of a prosperous family who lived, or vacationed, in the Bedford-Croton area of New York's Westchester County. Scenes include "On road to Bedford Station" hunting scenes on the "Croton River at Croton Falls," "Kisco River," and "Bronx River", etc. Subjects include some excellent shots of the wild surrounding countryside, wildlife, family members doing interesting things, hunters or anglers displaying their trophies, some posed "gag" shots, and a host of other scenes. Agreeably, the photos are not pasted down, but slid into card mounts, enabling them to be removed or rearranged.To turn the pages of these albums is to immerse onself in the scenes and pleasures of an easy, less complicated day: a nostalgic and tranquilizing piece of delightful Am … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [US]
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