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Canada]. [Forestry]
Vernacular Photograph Album Documenting Work with the Ontario Forestry Branch and the Dominion Forest Service in Western Canada; with Some Additional Interesting Photos of Time Spent Employed in the Orange Groves of Florida]
[Various locations in Ontario, Alberta, and the Southern U.S.], 1930. 165 photographs on forty-four leaves. Most images approximately 3 x 4 inches, or 2 x 3 inches, with a few larger. Oblong octavo. Original brown cloth album with black paper pages, string-tied. Light wear to album, first leaf detached. Internally clean with some minor wear, most images captioned. Interesting photo album made by a young man working in the Canadian forestry service in the 1920s. Images here document time spent along Loch Lomond and Lake Superior in Ontario, and later on Mount Shunda in the Canadian Rockies. There is also a section of images covering work in the orange groves of Florida and in the Southern United States. The album is captioned throughout -- extensively so in the segment on Alberta -- providing context and humor to the images. Our author, who is pictured but not identified, was employed by the Ontario Forestry Branch in 1928 around Loch Lomond and Lake Superior, just south of Thunder Bay. Approximately seventy of the images relate to this region. They show the scenery, wildlife, and the camps and operations of the forestry service. Most are captioned in some way: "The Cook loading a canoe"; "Cliffs at mouth of Carp River"; "O.F.B. camp Loch Lomond survey." Several later images show the Temagami district of northern Ontario, including the Mattagami River and its dam, as well as an image captioned, "Indian cabin flooded by Mattagami River." The last several leaves of the album are devoted to the author's work with the Dominion Forest Service in Alberta and British Columbia in 19 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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