Publication: Approximately 1899-1915, NP
7 1/4" x 12" x 1 1/2" in black flexible boards containing 119 black and white photographs ranging in size from approximately 2" x 4" - 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" and including pictures in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia and the Boer War with many pertaining to railroad engineers. Photographs are glued directly to pages and neatly captioned in white ink. This photograph album comes from a Seattle estate and on the bottom of the front cover is stamped G. GRANT in gilt. Pictures include crossing glaciers in dog sleds; construction of the C.R. & N.W. Railroad's Round Island Bridge in Alaska; Copper River; construction camp at Flag Point in Alaska; Bald and Independence mines in Montana; engineers' camps; a break in the flume for floating down firewood; pack horses; scenery; Mimo tunnel; Mt. Powell, Montana; Amador Railway in Cedar Creek; pack mules; Nimrod, Montana; teepee; wagon trains; Hell Gate, Montana; Grand Canon; people on mules traveling the Bright Angel Trail of the Grand Canon; along with pictures of various homes, people, cottages, etc. Album also contains photos taken during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), some showing pictures of a convoy at Bushman's Nek, South Africa; tent guarding the railroad bridge; a block house; crossing Lyn Spruit by wagons being pulled by oxen; soldiers; etc. Laid in are photos of individuals and one showing a temporary grave marker for a SGT Victor Lars Sandberg, a sapper during WWII and who died 8 May 45 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Engineers. Covers and spine are are worn but holding. A wonderful collection of photographs.
Inventory Number: 47735