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[Photograph and scrapbook albums documenting a trip by two women travelers through Europe, Holy Land, and Egypt]

Label
[Photograph and scrapbook albums documenting a trip by two women travelers through Europe, Holy Land, and Egypt]
Title
[Photograph and scrapbook albums documenting a trip by two women travelers through Europe, Holy Land, and Egypt]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two albums--one containing primarily photographs, the other postcards--documenting the extensive Grand Tour of two women travelers to Europe, the Holy Land, and Egypt in 1930.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
The two women travelers, probably from St. Louis or surrounding area, sail aboard the SS Westernland II on August 15, 1930. The Westernland was a Red Star Line steamship servicing the route between Antwerp, Southampton, and New York. Originally built and launched as the SS Regina, she was transferred to the Red Star Line in 1929, where owner Frederick Leyland & Co. had her refitted and renamed. The two women first traveled to England and Scotland, where they visited Canterbury, Exeter Cathedral, and Salisbury, as well as Stonehenge, Winchester, London, and Edinburgh. Once on the continent, they hike in the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps, and visit Cologne, Dresden, and Munich in Germany, Rome and Florence in Italy, ruins of the antiquities of Greece and Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and finally arrive in Constantinople (Istanbul). Photos include shots of them both sitting on Mars Hill next to the Acropolis, outside their hotel in Beirut, posing in the Roman ruins at Baalbek, Syria, on the hills overlooking Damascus, and traveling by automobile through Palestine and Syria. Also included are photos of young boys playing in Tarsus, a camel herder in Jordan, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, and a trip down the Nile to Luxor and Karnak. Some of the postcards are labeled "American Colony Postcard" or "Edition Fr. Vester & Co., Jerusalem," both references to the American Colony in Jerusalem, a non-demoninational Christian utopian community founded by American expatriates in Palestine in 1881. They bought the curio shop of Frederick Vester turning it into the Colony's photo department which produced postcards for the tourist trade. A number of the color printed postcards, and photographic postcards ("real photo postcards") depict Palestinian women in native dress, water jugs on their heads; Jews worshipping at the Temple Wall, camel drivers, street scenes in Jerusalem, veiled women bartering, a jewelry store specializing in Hebron glass, and a water carrier. Two large (21 x 22.5 cm) photographs of antiquities now in the Museum of Antiquities in Istanbul--one of the Temple Rock, the other a rock inscribed with a record of the feat of Hezekiah who bore a tunnel through the rock of Mt. Zion just at the correct grade to carry water to the pool of Siloam; both photos are stamped on verso with purple inkstamp of the Museum reading "Asari Ati̇ka Müzeleri Istanbul." The albums contain various botanical specimens, such as an olive branch from the Mount of Olives; the remains of a shrub from Judaea; an oleander blossom from Jordan near the Jabbok (Zarqa) River; hyssop from Ba'labakk, Lebanon; and a preserved olive leaf mounted on a small souvenir pamphlet from Gethsemane. Of particular interest are several ancient souvenir coins from the time of Christ, found during the excavation of the Pool of Bethesda, which are mounted on a page: one bearing Pilate's inscription, another minted under Claudius Felix (56-60 A.D.), and a third dating from 42 A.D. during the reign of Herod Agrippa I. There is also an envelope clipped to the page containing four coins of Palestinian and Syrian money in circulation in 1930. The postcard album contains cards of the usual tourist highlights--cathedrals, ruins, castles, piazzas, parks--as well as an extensive collection of art postcards of famous paintings and sculptures from museums such as the National Gallery in London, the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi and Pitti galleries in Florence, the church of San Marco in Venice, the Vatican in Rome, and the Zwinger palace in Dresden. Laid in the postcard album are an advertisement for the Belle Jardinière department store in Paris, and a sightseeing brochure for Florence, compliments of the the Hotel D'Albion and Hotel Esperia in that city
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph and scrapbook albums documenting a trip by two women travelers through Europe, Holy Land, and Egypt]
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted with black paper corner mounts on rectos of 46 leaves of heavy brown paper; all have hand-written captions in pen, some with dates; a large souvenir photograph on the front pastedown of the album depicts the two ladies on camels at the pyramids at Giza, outside of Cairo. The postcards are mounted in a second album on rectos of 72 leaves of heavy brown paper; most have printed captions, although many also have manuscript notes added in pen
  • Bound in two plain black cloth albums of the period; each tied with a black cotton shoelace threaded through two pairs of grommets along left side; manufacturer's tickets of J.L. Hanson Co. of Chicago, and stationer's tickets of Adams Stationers Printers of St. Louis on rear pastedowns
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
  • Additional information on photographs and postcards produced by the American Colony in Jerusalem is available on the web page for the American Colony in Jerusalem Collection 1870 to 2006 at the Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/collections/american-colony-in-jerusalem/about-this-collection/ For digital images produced by the photographers of the American Colony for use on their postcards, see the Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/matpc/digitizing.html
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
4 x 29 cm (albums)
Extent
2 albums (93 photographic prints, 106 real photo postcards, 60 printed postcards)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell cases. Plated in honor of Deborah E. Whiteman, Lady Traveler. Purchase, Zephyr Used & Rare Books of Vancouver, Washington, 2017.
Other physical details
gelatin silver, chromolithographs
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)995051977
  • ucoclc995051977
Label
[Photograph and scrapbook albums documenting a trip by two women travelers through Europe, Holy Land, and Egypt]
Production
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs are mounted with black paper corner mounts on rectos of 46 leaves of heavy brown paper; all have hand-written captions in pen, some with dates; a large souvenir photograph on the front pastedown of the album depicts the two ladies on camels at the pyramids at Giza, outside of Cairo. The postcards are mounted in a second album on rectos of 72 leaves of heavy brown paper; most have printed captions, although many also have manuscript notes added in pen
  • Bound in two plain black cloth albums of the period; each tied with a black cotton shoelace threaded through two pairs of grommets along left side; manufacturer's tickets of J.L. Hanson Co. of Chicago, and stationer's tickets of Adams Stationers Printers of St. Louis on rear pastedowns
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
  • Additional information on photographs and postcards produced by the American Colony in Jerusalem is available on the web page for the American Colony in Jerusalem Collection 1870 to 2006 at the Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/collections/american-colony-in-jerusalem/about-this-collection/ For digital images produced by the photographers of the American Colony for use on their postcards, see the Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/matpc/digitizing.html
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
4 x 29 cm (albums)
Extent
2 albums (93 photographic prints, 106 real photo postcards, 60 printed postcards)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell cases. Plated in honor of Deborah E. Whiteman, Lady Traveler. Purchase, Zephyr Used & Rare Books of Vancouver, Washington, 2017.
Other physical details
gelatin silver, chromolithographs
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)995051977
  • ucoclc995051977

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