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Photo Album]: Gloucester, Massachusetts Sailing and Civil War Vets
Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1900. Small quarto measuring 7" x 10". Flexible brown leather album with "Photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 93 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs and one laid in cyanotype measuring between 2.5" x 4" and 2.5" x 9" with captions. Very good minus photo album with rubbing, chips, and tears, with near fine photographs. A photo album kept by a family from Gloucester, Massachusetts at the turn of the century. The album depicts the sailing culture of the area with numerous photos of sailboats and ships off of the Massachusetts coast. There are photos of various beaches in the area including Fisherman's Beach and King's Beach. The photos are wonderful amateur shots of Massachusetts beaches including crashing waves, the rocky coast, water fowl, and people sailing. These photos detail the process the photographer was going through to create more artistic shots using lighting and clouds. Two photos are combined together to make a panorama of Marblehead harbor brimming with sailboats in the water. Two photos show a parade through Monument Square. Another two photos laid in depicts girls playing tennis at Simmons College. One page shows two photographs of old men captioned with the names, Ed March, Charles Hackall, Ed Nesbit, and Tom Stanley, who were Civil War veterans. They are seen sitting together with two additional photos of Ed Nesbit posing: one in portrait style and one outside with a cane. Later in the album there are reproductions of images of a Civil war company posing in a group shot and one of two men sitting … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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