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(CORNELL UNIVERSITY AND ITHACA, NEW YORK) Slice-of-life snapshot album with more than 650 photographs that span a few years, comprising 550 cyanotypes artfully arranged on pages. Includes the photographer at work, students enjoying college life (with the first picture of a "co-ed crew"), the beautiful natural landscape of gorge-ous Ithaca, and multiple scenes of campus buildings. Plus pictures of family life in a village and on a farm, interior views of domestic environments, and numerous trips (including Lake George, Sylvan Beach, Ft. Ticonderoga and Chenango Lake). Cyanotypes and silver prints, various sizes from 4x3 inches (10.2x7.6 cm.), and smaller, many with handwritten notations on the mounts. Oblong 4to, cloth, edgewear; contents bright. 1898-1905
The sheer volume of images in this album speaks to photography's popularity at the turn-of-the-last century, while the careful arrangements of pictures on the page reflects a dedicated amateur's love of the medium and punctilious documentation of his (or her's) family and friends.