Item 2008.001.058 - Paris album

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Paris album

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  • [ca. 1900] (Creation)

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1 album (25 pages, 132 b&w photographs): 26L x 36W x 4H

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Black cover album bound by red braided string. The word "Photographs" in gold lettering on front cover. Black pages with photographs glued in.

Photographs are of families and scenery in Paris during the World's Fair and the Carribean Islands during Turtle Harvest. Some photographs of ships and trains. Photographs of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England.

Sites and locations include Eiffel Tower, unknown Caribbean island photographs - possibly in Jamaica - last page of photographs befoe yellow sticky note (3/4 photographs on page are of boats), top right photograph has a sign that reads "Mandeville Produce" in background; Mandeville is a town in the parish of Manchester iin Jamaica.

Themes include: snapshot views, ships and boats, island life in the Caribbean - fishing, agricultural activities, chattel houses.

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Silver mirroring. Severely faded and yellowed photographs. Photographs torn out of album. Pages flaking. Some loose photographs.

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