[AMERICANS in Europe]. - S. Harvey DUNLOP & Dr. [?] DUNLOP (compilors?).
An album of 'candid' amateur photographs recording the transantlantic crossing and European tour of Dr. Harvey and S. Harvey Dunlop - well annotated and with occasional appearances by friends and acquaintances, but also including a good selection of images of everyday life: on board ship and in some of the various locations visited. [America: c. 1890-1900?]. Thin oblong folio (5 1/2 x 11 1/2in; 140 x 293mm). 51 card leaves, mounted recto only with 102 photographs (probably albumen prints?), various sizes (c. 4 1/2 x 3 1/2in; 114 x 89mm, and smaller), extensively annotated by a single hand, identifying places, events and people but not dates. (Some fading, some soiling, some chipping to card leaves). Half-leather, gilt edges (broken, worn, spine and upper cover lacking).
An enjoyable record of a late 'grand tour' by S. Harvey Dunlop and Dr. Dunlop (possibly his brother, almost certainly a relative!). Starting with the trans-Atlantic voyage, the Dunlops go to Paris, Brussels, the site of the battle of Waterloo, the Rhine, Saxony (including Dresden), Frankfurt to Leipsic, Berlin to Vienna, Venice, the Alps, Switzerland, London, Liverpool, Ireland and then home again. What makes this album exceptional are the number and quality of images of everyday life (see images): dog carts in Brussels; a woman shoveling coal in Dresden; pigeons in St. Mark's Square; shipboard life - 1st class and steerage.
- Binding Condition: Poor
- Overall Condition: Images generally acceptable
- Size: 5 1/2 x 11 1/2in; 140 x 293mm
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