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Southern Maine Coast Photograph Album

Southern Maine Coast Photograph Album

Deering family?] 12mo flexible (14 cm) brown cloth photo album, 50 silver print photographs (3.5" x 4.5") on black album paper, manuscript titles in white ink under images. A lovely album of Southern Maine coastal photos, including images arranged in three sections: the first undated, the second 1907, the third 1908. The first section commences with the Deering House "Deerwander", moves through Kennebunkport, Webhannet (Wells), York Beach, Nubble Island Light, Piscataqua River, and ends at Bauneg Beg Pond in N. Berwick. The second section is labeled 1907, and begins with the Midcoast area of Orrs and Bailey Islands with images of Beals Cove, the Orrs Island Bridge, a "View from Great Island", "Path to Hansons Point", Mackerel Cove, and an image of "Mrs. Sturgis and Mrs. Smith and us"; and continues with photos of Cape Elizabeth, Portland Head Light, a "Battleship entering the Harbor", Saco River, Biddeford Pool with children playing on the beach, and two children "Lawrence and Edith" sitting on a lawn. The third section, dated 1908, includes photos of: Littlejohns Island, Delano Park, Deering House in Hollis, Quillcote "Home of Kate Douglas Wiggin" in Hollis, Ossipee Lake in Waterboro, Cooks Brook, Toad Island, Saco River Union Falls, ends with images of a "Deserted" house and year-older children Edith and Lawrence. A beguiling early 20th century coastal Maine album. CONDITION: Good, 6 cm. partially detached album spine, still intact, 5 detached leaves, most photos with good tonality.
Section of Room 54

Section of Room 54, Gorham Manufacturing Company

2 albumen photographs (4.5" x 7.5"; 6" x 8"),on 7" x 9.5" mounts disbound from album, early manuscript captions on mounts. Two interesting views of artisans at work in Section 54 at the Gorham Manufacturing Co. in Providence, R. I. In the first photo, 5 men pose at one crowded end of a shop, wearing aprons, vests and ties, coveralls; some reading paperwork; surrounded by benches, vises, hand tools, metal objects. The second photo features 8 artisans at rest, one with his feet up, others clustered around a table; surrounded by hand tools, vises, boards, some kind of structure along the ceiling, an illegible sign on top right of image, and either bronze or silver vases in the back right corner of shop. The Gorham Manufacturing Company (1831-1986) was founded by Jabez Gorham in partnership with Henry Webster, and earned fame with its silver products and art bronze foundry, winning a Grand Prix and 5 gold medals at the 1900 Paris Exposition; and also produced shell casings, bearings etc for the WW II effort. Notable products include the White House silver tea set purchased by Mary Lincoln, the bronze 12' "Independent Man" on top of the R. I. State House, George Washington's Statue in the U. S. Capitol and more. CONDITION: First photo good tonality at center, some fading at edges; curved, foxed and toned mount. Second photo faded throughout, blurred at edges, center detail good; curved, foxed and toned mount.
The Thousand Islands of the River St. Lawrence

The Thousand Islands of the River St. Lawrence, with Descriptions of their Scenery, as given by Travellers from different countries, at various periods since their First Exploration, and Historical Notices of Events with which they are associated

Hough, Franklin B., editor 16mo (17 cm), pictorial blue cloth, gilt river scenes and title in black on upper cover, 2 gilt-stamped designs and gilt title on spine, original ownership plate on paste-down, original ownership inscription on flyleaf. Frontis, vi, [2], 307 pp., 1 pub. ad., several small illus. First edition. A charming volume consisting of travel accounts, and the natural and political history of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario area. Compiled by "Father of Forestry" Franklin B. Hough, the narrative begins with Early Indian History; moves through military expeditions such as Lord Amherst and the Capture of Fort Levis; continues with travel accounts by missionaries, James [Fenimore] Cooper, Washington Irving, various Scotsmen, the Prince of Wales, and many more; follows with misc. articles which address "Poetic Associations of the Thousands Islands" such as Canadian boat songs with lyrics and scores, descriptions of parks, camps and geology; chapters on Toronto and Oswego as they were in 1793; and concludes with a discussion of the changing place names of the Thousand Islands plus index. A treasure. CONDITION: A lovely, bright copy, bit of chipping to head and foot of spine, light wear at extremities, interior clean and fresh.
Extracts of Two letters

Extracts of Two letters, Wrote originally in German, from the Reverend Mr. Sorge, at Shildberg, in the Newmark, dated the 3d and 14th of October, 1758, to tow of his Friends; Giving a particular and very affectionate Account of the horrid Cruelties and Barbarities committed by the Russians on the King of Prussia’s Dominions, since the Commencement of the present War

Sorge, Reverend Mr 12mo pamphlet (19 cm), removed from sammelband. v, [2], 8-23, [1] pp. 1 publ. ad. A vivid account of hostile encounters with Russian soldiers during the Prussia vs. Austria/Russia conflict in the Seven Year War. Russian troop atrocities against clergy and villagers are described; the author categorizes the Russians into three different sorts: "First Cossacks, they are of a middle size, strong bodied, and of a terrible countenance; they would feign kill one with their looks, and are void of all humanity. They wear a red Polish coat, a short blue waistcoat and upon their bare head a little red cap." Sorge describes in depth the following Cossack arms: a 15 ft. sharpened iron rod, two pistols, a musket, sabre, wide knife, whip and more. And continues with "Second, Callmuks, these are still more cruel than the former; they wear blue, and instead of arms they make use of bows and arrows . Third, Carcolpaks, these are a terrible people, they are very big, wear grey, and know nothing of shirts. They all serve on horseback, and are as quick as eagles." Includes dedication by unidentified G. W. REFERENCES: American Imprints 41078. CONDITION: Good, minor stains.