Fonds 1277 - Travel Photo Album Fonds

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Travel Photo Album Fonds

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CA RBD 1277

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  • 1946-1956, 1989-1994 (Creation)

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1 album (60 leaves) : photographs (colour, black and white) ; 30 x 36 cm

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Fonds consists of an album of travel photographs (chiefly black and white, with some colour). Captions date the photographs to between 1946-1956 and then to between 1989-1994. The captions also include information about the photographs themselves. The first portion of the album contains photographs taken in Niagara Falls, Manitoulin Island, northern Ontario, Bermuda, the Maritime provinces, and the United States, including Howe Caverns, Fort Williams, New York, Yellowstone National Park, Plymouth Rock, Washington, New Orleans, and Mackinac Island, dated between 1946 and 1956. The second portion contains photographs dated from 1898-1994 and documents travel to Israel, Albania, the former Yugoslavia, Russia, Estonia, England, Greece, Costa Rica, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Ukraine. The album is cloth bound in blue with the title "Snaps" in black with painted tulips.

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Two leaves detached. Corners, hinges, and spine ends show wear.

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Purchased from Attic Books, November 2020.

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  • English

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The album was compiled by a relative of Laurenda Daniells (née Francis), the first University Archivist of the University of British Columbia.

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The majority of postcards are blank. Dated postcards feature postmarks ranging between 1905 and 1907.

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Back pastedown contains manuscript notes in pencil with travel dates and locations.

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  • Flat box: R-1277-1