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PE001090 - Victorian-Era Photograph Album
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Circa 1890 - 1904 (Creation)
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22.5x31cm hardcover photo album. Cover is brown-purple; spine has been repaired / reinforced with tape. Leaves are thick cardstock. 129 photographs, all in black and white.
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Photo album containing images from Western Canada, England and (possibly) India. Of particular interest in the context of the Prairie Ephemera collection are the 68 photos set in Western Canada – likely near Calgary, on the Bow River – which primarily depict cattle ranching, with images of cattle, horses, family groups, as well as a single photo of a pair of aboriginal persons in traditional dress. The remaining 61 photos depict locations, people and animals in England, as well as including several images of Indian army soldiers on parade or drill.
Spine has been repaired with tape, but is in overall poor condition. Pages and cover fraying at edges and corners; pages may crumble at the touch, and should be handled with care. At least one photo has dropped loose of its mounting on the page. Photos overall are either generally over-exposed, or else badly faded.
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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.