[CANADA-PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] HOLMES-TARN, HARRY. New Brunswick 1910.
[London: James Sinclair, 1910]. Original blue straight-grained morocco gilt, all edges gilt, with cloth dust jacket. 4 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches (12.2 x 19.4 cm); 38 platinum prints, most with ink captions, each approximately 3 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches. Cloth jacket a bit worn, minor pale foxing to margins.
Lovely album documenting a Newfoundland hunting expedition undertaken by Captain Harry Holmes-Tarn and his wife Nora in 1909. They sailed from Liverpool on the SS Mongolian to St. John's, Newfoundland, spending about two months in the region. The photographs depict camps at Lake Brook, Peabody Lake, and Bald Mountain, as well as shots of Harry and Nora (as well as their guides) trekking in the woods, afloat in a canoe, and posing with their trophies (primarily moose and caribou).
The album is of particular interest because it was printed by James Alfred Sinclair, a prominent figure in British photography who helped design and sell cameras used on Shackleton's Antarctic expeditions and on the 1922 Mallory Everest expedition.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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