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[Photograph album of views of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela]

Label
[Photograph album of views of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela]
Title
[Photograph album of views of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela]
Subject
Genre
Language
ger
Summary
Album of photographs and photographic postcards (sometimes called "real photo postcards") probably compiled between 1910 and 1914 by a young German working for a company in Ciudad Bolívar, located on the south bank of the Orinoco River in eastern Venezuela.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
The images include a number of excellent views of the streets and promenades in the colonial quarter of the city: the Alameda along the riverfront, Paseo Orinoco with its wooden arcaded houses, the Plaza Bolívar and the Cathedral; Calle Concordia with drainage gutter running down the middle; shops along the Calle Constitución and Calle Dalla Costa; the park in the Plaza Farreras, named after Ascensión Farreras, native of the city who fought in the wars of Independence (razed in 1988 to make space for a parking lot); the office of the Telégrafo Nacional in Calle Libertad (is this where the album's owner worked?); Calle Igualdad; the port area, where the many river steamers dock; the aqueduct, lagoon, and race track; and the thatch huts of poor native people in the outskirts of the city. There are also views of the city taken from the Cerro El Zamuro, a hill just outside of the colonial quarter. Several images show Orinoco river steamers--the Delta, Apure, Arauca, and Laila. Numerous photos are document an excursion to the La Llovizna cataract near what is now Ciudad Guyana, a short distance up the river from Ciudad Bolívar. There are also photos of the local communities and people; several images portray the apparent compiler of the album (often marked in pencil with crosses), sitting at his desk in the office where he works, and posing on the streets of Ciudad Bolivar, mounted on a horse, near local children and a captured crocodile, and on excursions in the surroundings. A number of images bear his captions and annotations on verso; three postcards from Trinidad contain messages in German, written in different hands, to people in Darmstadt and Schwerin, Germany
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of views of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela]
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Possible range of dates from dates on postcards
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos only of 22 leaves of heavy gray cardboard; first leaf and last 14 leaves are blank; photos mounted with adhesive or clear tape corner mounts; a few manuscript captions in German; many photos have printed captions
  • Bound in modern period style album of dark brown cloth over tan leather; gold-stamped red spine label with title "Ciudad Bolívar. Album;" faux brown marbled pastedowns
  • 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
26 x 36 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (88 photographic prints, 3 postcards)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, Wayfarer's Bookshop, 2014.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004309893
  • ucoclc1004309893
Label
[Photograph album of views of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela]
Production
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Possible range of dates from dates on postcards
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos only of 22 leaves of heavy gray cardboard; first leaf and last 14 leaves are blank; photos mounted with adhesive or clear tape corner mounts; a few manuscript captions in German; many photos have printed captions
  • Bound in modern period style album of dark brown cloth over tan leather; gold-stamped red spine label with title "Ciudad Bolívar. Album;" faux brown marbled pastedowns
  • 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
26 x 36 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (88 photographic prints, 3 postcards)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, Wayfarer's Bookshop, 2014.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004309893
  • ucoclc1004309893

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