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[Photograph album documenting a cruise of the RMS Megantic to the West Indies and the 1925 British Empire Exhibition]

Label
[Photograph album documenting a cruise of the RMS Megantic to the West Indies and the 1925 British Empire Exhibition]
Title
[Photograph album documenting a cruise of the RMS Megantic to the West Indies and the 1925 British Empire Exhibition]
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of photographs probably dating from the years between 1920 and 1925, documenting a cruise aboard the RMS "Megantic" through the West Indies, and travel to parts of Europe and Asia.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
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Summary expansion
The album contains both large professional photographs and small amateur snapshots, suggesting that perhaps it was compiled by an official ship's photographer, possibly a crewmember or employee of the White Star Line which operated the "Megantic" a photo of which opens the album, and which made regular cruises from New York to the Caribbean in January and February. White uniformed crewmembers figure prominently in many of the photographs, as do groups of cruise passengers enjoying excursions ashore during a Caribbean cruise. The album opens with 18 large photographs of "Her Ladyship 'Megantic,'" passengers posing in front of a blockhouse and cannon on San Juan Hill in Santiago, Cuba; going ashore in the ship's lifeboats to visit Morro Castle in Havana; crewmembers at the Gatun Locks and the Pedro Miguel Locks in the Panama Canal, and a view of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands from the Megantic's deck. There are also views of Jamaican women washing clothes at Buff Bay; the port of La Guaira, Venezuela and its mountainous coastline, where passengers board a train for Caracas; the winding mountain railway enroute to Caracas; ruins in Fort de France, Martinique; native open-air market in Haiti; a jungle landscape in Trinidad; young boys diving for coins from rowboats in Barbados; and a coastal view of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Smaller snapshots of similar scenes document additional stops in the ship's itinerary at Nassau, Bahamas; St. Pierre, Martinique; and Kingston, Jamaica. Two photos taken on deck of the "Megantic" during rough seas show swells crashing on deck. Also pictured are Queens Park in Barbados, the Princess Hotel in Bermuda, the Bibliothèque Société in Martinique; the Episcopal Church in Colón; St. François Valley in Trinidad, the wharf in Kingston, Jamaica; Willemstad, Curaçao; and Fort Fincastle in Nassau. Scattered throughout the album are miscellaneous photos of New York harbor, Honolulu, Quebec, Canada, Laplanders in Norway, and one photo of the British prime minister David Lloyd George in Genoa, Italy, probably taken when he attended the economic summit conference held in Genoa in 1922. Twenty-four small photos document a visit to the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley Park, London on July 29, 1925; there are photos of pavilions of India, Canada, Burma, Australia, Cyprus, Southern Rhodesia, and East Africa; the exhibit's amusement features, the Golden Hind, Treasure Island, and Noah's Ark; and the Canadian Pacific Miniature Railway. Among the last of the photos are several portraits of native men and women, and local marketplaces, possibly from India, Burma, or Indonesia
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album documenting a cruise of the RMS Megantic to the West Indies and the 1925 British Empire Exhibition]
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Range of dates from historic references in photographs, dates of British Empire Exhibition, and captions
  • Photographs are mounted--some with corner mounts, others affixed with glue--to rectos and versos of large leaves of heavy brown paper; larger prints (20.5 x 25.3 cm-18 x 12.5 cm) are mounted one or two to a page; smaller photos are arranged in groups of three, four, or six to a page; most photos (118 of 148) have some sort of caption, either printed on the photograph in negative, or added in blue pen; most have a negative-printed stock number in the corner as well
  • Bound in contemporary patterned brown cloth album; bound with two screws; patterned brown endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 x 31 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (148 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: sold by dealer in a modern beige cloth clamshell case; gold-stamped red leather spine label with title "West Indies Photo Album;" case lined with white hand-made paper containing straw fibers and green and brown paper leaves. Purchase, Denning House Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts, December 2014.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)973336221
  • ucoclc973336221
Label
[Photograph album documenting a cruise of the RMS Megantic to the West Indies and the 1925 British Empire Exhibition]
Production
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Range of dates from historic references in photographs, dates of British Empire Exhibition, and captions
  • Photographs are mounted--some with corner mounts, others affixed with glue--to rectos and versos of large leaves of heavy brown paper; larger prints (20.5 x 25.3 cm-18 x 12.5 cm) are mounted one or two to a page; smaller photos are arranged in groups of three, four, or six to a page; most photos (118 of 148) have some sort of caption, either printed on the photograph in negative, or added in blue pen; most have a negative-printed stock number in the corner as well
  • Bound in contemporary patterned brown cloth album; bound with two screws; patterned brown endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 x 31 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (148 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: sold by dealer in a modern beige cloth clamshell case; gold-stamped red leather spine label with title "West Indies Photo Album;" case lined with white hand-made paper containing straw fibers and green and brown paper leaves. Purchase, Denning House Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts, December 2014.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)973336221
  • ucoclc973336221

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