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Costa Rica]. Harting, George W.
Seen on Our "Wedding Journey" July 26th - Sept. 13th '10 Boston - Costa Rica [manuscript title]
[Various locations in Costa Rica], 1910. Sixty-eight silver gelatin photographs on forty-nine leaves; lacking three images. Forty-one photos measuring 6 x 8 inches each on a single leaf, the remainder approximately 3.5 x 3.5 inches. Oblong folio album. Black limp cloth covers with grey paper leaves. Light wear to album, front corner creased. Manuscript title on front pastedown, remnants of pasted vegetation in the album, not affecting images. Each image captioned. Passport and other related ephemera pasted to rear end leaves. A wonderful album of photographs taken in Costa Rica by artist George Harting while on a three-month honeymoon there. These handsomely composed, primarily large-format images show street scenes, local inhabitants, and the conditions of travel and life across the country. George W. Harting (1877-1958) was an illustrator and photographer -- his Costa Rican passport, tipped into the rear of the album, lists his profession simply as "artista." Harting, a native Minnesotan, embarked on a career in the arts by studying in New York under Robert Henri and William Merritt Chase. After completing his studies, he became principally an illustrator, with his work published in such periodicals as Life, Colliers, Harpers, and Vogue. In the 1920s, however, he shifted his focus to photography, at which he had some proficiency as evidenced by the excellent images in the present album. The first few leaves of the album depict San Jose, featuring scenes of the city and streets, the central park, the penitentiary, scenes in the local market, and several shots of the locals … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books LLC [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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