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NOLAN, Martin
(Photos): Canadian Porcupine Gold Rush Photographs. Circa 1910
Ontario, Canada: [circa 1909-1911]. Fine. Unbound. Quarto measuring 11.5"x 10". More modern green binder. Contains 205 gelatin silver black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 3"x 2" and 9.5" x 8". One photograph has small chips along the edges, all other photographs are fine. A collection of photographs placed in a contemporary binder put together by Martin Nolan during his time in Canada at the start of the Porcupine gold rush in the early 1900s. The album features photographs of the mining tracks and log cabins slowly being built up around the mountains of Northern Ontario during the rush. The Porcupine Gold Rush began in 1909 and was in full swing by 1911. Small companies were unable to keep up with the rapid capitalization of larger mines in the area and while there are several pictures of people sifting through rivers looking through gold, most single-man operations could not effectively mine the area. Nolan owned this particular mine and can be seen sifting through rivers and traveling along the mountain in search of gold with friends and family. There are several pages filled with shots of the landscape, showing the mountains, lakes, and waterfalls as well as shots during the winter. The mine was built around the lakes, sometimes requiring dams. In one shot, there are large water pipes redirecting the flow to a separate lake away from the track. The album later shows Nolan traveling on a ship. There are both shots of the boat while Nolan was riding it and of the boats entire structure. These pictures as well as some later use double exposure effec … [Click Below for Full Description]
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