2988 - 3163 FINE ARTS - PHOTOGRAPHS
= Nice album, contains i.a. city views, street views, buildings and ruins, (group)portraits of indigenous people etc.
- Most prints yellowed/ some small defects in margins.
= I.a. by W.H. JACKSON, "Marshall Pass" (1003) and "Garden of the Gods" (0310); by PERKINS, "Golden Gate"; L.A. GONSALVES, "The Pali - Old Road"; G.M. RY, "Bear and Seal Garden of the Gods Gold" and "Prospect Pint"; "Veta. Monument Parc" and "Grey's Peak".
= I.a. of the funeral and the coffin of J.F. Kennedy, "De lancering van de Saturnus SA-5 raket (...)"; "Heading for a crash. Rodeo Rider Jim Fannings (....)"; "Marche de la Liberté à Washington"; "Davey Moore's opponent breaks down" and "Football fans foil picture sneaker".
= I.a. a nices series of Chicago (i.a. "A new City by the Lake", "A magic City of Light" and "The 'cross'' gleams out of Chicago's loop"); "She shines shoes to help to support family"; "As the Blue Eagle might have seen it... New York"; "Georgia peaches turn to gold"; "Guarding a famous 'mother'"; "Most beautiful city nears completion. Washington D.C. (...)" and "Unheimliche Gäste an der Bar" (w. stamp of the Associated Press on verso).
- The album originally probably contained many more prints (those of Mexico are all lacking). The remaining photographs all in fine condition. Album lacks backstrip and its corners are worn.
= Incl. several photographs of the Chicago's World's Fair of 1893; four prints showing a jack rabbit drive (in Kansas?); a fine series of 13 photographs by TABOR of scenes in Yosemite Park and 9 photographs by TABOR of San Francisco and surroundings; 5 photographs of remarkable rock formations by "Hook Photo" (11,4x8,5 cm.); several anonymous photographs of railways, townviews (i.a. "Colorado Springs & Pikes Peak" and "High Bridge above Georgetown Colo") and 2 photographs by J.G. HIESTAND ("Pass'ng'r train on summit of Pike's Peak" and "The Peak & Windy Point from Pilot Knob"). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE III.
- A few pencil scribblings in outer right corner and one in the middle; sl. age-toned. = Very rare.
- Autochromes all in fine condition (1x sl. flaked along margins).
= Rare collection of early Dutch colour positives, produced according to the autochrome process invented by Auguste Lumière (patented in 1903). Showing i.a. a villa called Welgelegen (not located) and its gardens.
- Mounts partly foxed.
= Of the 30 albumen prints 21 were used as illustration in the commemorative work written by the leader of the expedition, M. SNELLEN, "De Nederlandsche Pool-Expeditie 1882-83" (publ. Utr., 1886). Almost all plates are numbered on mount in pen and ink in upper left corner from 1-28 (3x unnumb.); some of the prints also have a number in pencil referring to another (unidentified) publication in which they were used. The plates that were not used in Snellen's book include several interesting plates, that were possibly deemed to be too lighthearted to be included in the serious work of Snellen. They show a "relaxed" group photograph of "De officieren der Dymphna en van de Expeditie 3/ 10/ 82", the entire group of members of the expedition celebrating "Carnaval" on "5 2/83", "De manschappen der Expeditie 1 4/83" (including their dog) and the "Muziekcorps 25 7/83" (5 crew members playing their selfmade wind instruments outside in front of a sloop). Two other remarkable photos (both with mounted letterpress caption identifying the sitters) that were not included in Snellen's book, are a photograph of the group of 6 scientists that formed part of the expedition and a photograph of the 5 crew members of the expedition's ship the Varna. Both groups pose in front of a wooden bulding (possibly the hut that the expedition built) and the scientist wear very thick protective fur coats, whereas the boatsmen wear less exuberant fur coats (possibly for practical reasons). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE III.
WITH: "Voorloopig Verslag van de Lotgevallen der Nederlandsche Noord Pool Expeditie 1882-1883." Utr., L.E. Bosch en Zoon, "den 15 Dec. 1883, (16) letterpress lvs., orig. wr. w. manuscript title and signed publisher's warrant, folio.
- A few scattered manuscript corrections in pen and ink in the hand of the publisher (the same hand that has written the title etc. on the frontwr.). Wrappers dam. along margins.
= The "Voorlopig Verslag" consists of factual reports written by the scientists that took part in the expedition. As Maurits Snellen writes in his introduction this was to correct the inaccuracies, rumours and incomplete information that had been published in the absence of the scientists themselves. The 16 leaves were published serially for publication in several Dutch newspapers between 17 October 1883 and 8 December 1883. On the expedition cf. cat. NHSM I, p.312.
= Building complex designed by P. Elling and B. Merkelbach and built in 1953-1954.
AND ±80 other gelatin silver prints showing Dutch architecture, ±1929-1960, i.a. by EVA BESNYÖ, B. HOFMEESTER, D. VAN DE POEL and J. VERSNEL.
- Various defects, occasionally unevenly faded; a few dam.
= I.a. buildings designed by P. Elling in Hilversum, the Rijnhotel in Rotterdam, Drukinktfabriek Graficolor in Amsterdam.
= "Hofbrunnen mit der Residenz in Salzburg" (no. 24), "Berchtesnaden" (56) and "St. Batholomä mit dem Watzmann" (60).
AND ±100 photographs, diff. techniques, ±1890-1950, various small/ medium sizes.
= I.a. nice albumen views: "Wien. Donaucanal", "Wien. K.k. Hofburg" (Nr. 114), "Salzachbrücke beim Unterschein" (Nr. 28), "Neue Dolomiten St. g. Monzani u. Marmolata" (11066), "Salzburg miet der Brücke" (16) and "Innsbruck von der Weiherburg".
= The Atlas Supply Company was a subsidiary of Standard Oil that used one of the many converted military aircraft that were available after World War II as company plane. It obtained useful advertising with their conversion of a C-54 into a flying showroom and meeting room for their clients and dealers. They named their plane "The Atlas Sky Merchant." In order to get good publicity and expand their export business, the Atlas Supply Company came up with the idea of sending their Atlas Sky Merchant on a round-the-world flight. In the wake of that flight the company also organised a "North African-European Merchandising Flight" during which they also made a stop at Schiphol Airport in 1949. The present album shows, apart from the plane itself, some of the major figures involved in the company's activities: i.a. the pilot of the plane (Iwan Smirnoff), F.J. "Fritz" Bedford (president of the Atlas) and Mr. Klaare (managing director of "SAPCo").
- Lower margin of mount dam. (name of Barraud torn off).
= John Tyndall (1820-1893), Irish natural philosopher and scientist who was the first to discover the disturbing effect of too much carbon dioxide in combination with water vapour in the earth's atmosphere (the greenhouse effect).