Long Island, New York City: circa 1910.
Softcover. Oblong small quarto measuring 10" x 7". Green cloth over flexible paper board with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 200 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs and black and white platinum photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 5" x 7" without captions. Very good with worn edges and rubbing on the boards with near fine photographs.
A photo album kept by a well-to-do family on vacations around 1910. The majority of the photos were taken on trips to Long Island, Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and later New York City. The album begins with a photo of a ship followed by images of fashionably dressed people posed at a waterfall. The Ocean Grove auditorium is seen in one photo as well as photos of the beach and pier. The vacationers are seen on horseback and taking rides in horse-drawn carriages. They visit family and friends and are photographed in group shots and candids as well as small portrait shots seen towards the end of the album. One photo shows people posed with cowboy hats and another shows four women posed by the shore. Later in the album sailboats are photographs in Long Island Sound as well as people posed on the dock and some boathouses and on the ferry the Grand Republic in Port Jefferson. New York City Harbor is also featured with images of ships with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Towards the end of the album there are photos of lighthouses and a wooded area with a cabin. Interspersed throughout the album are photos from a farm with images of chickens and cows.
A collection of well-composed images depicting vacations with an emphasis on ships.