London, South Kensington
19 November 2002
NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
Views of Jamaica
Album of 53 albumen prints. 1870s-80s. Varying sizes from 3 5/8 x 1 3/8in. (9.2 x 3.6cm.) to 7¼ x 9¼in. (18.2 x 23.5cm.) or the reverse. Majority titled, one initialled J.H.S and dated 1874 in ink on mounts. Red leather, gilt. With 3 albums containing a total of approximately 172 albumen prints. Late 1880s-early 90s.
Album size: 11¼ x 9¾in. (28.5 x 24.7cm.) (4)
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Landscapes and town views including Kingston, Montego Bay, Rio Cobre, St. Thomas and St. Ann's. The other 3 albums include views of mainly English cathedrals and a few of Iceland and Norway.
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