RARE West Indies Caribbean & Canada photographs c1900 First Nation Serpent River People Indian Americana

RARE West Indies Caribbean & Canada photographs c1900 First Nation Serpent River People Indian Americana

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RARE West Indies Caribbean & Canada photographs c1900

At Cutler near Massey Ontario Canada

This larger image measuring 17.5cm x 13cm has the title on the image (from the negative): “Preparing Dinner Cutler Ontario”

This is a very important early image of Serpent River First Nation people

We are splitting up a small collection of rare and early photographs taken on a journey starting in the West Indies / Caribbean and ending in Canada sometime around 1900.

These rare and early photographs are original and very unusual as this type of image of this area just does not come up for sale. Images of streets and scenes of daily life as it was over 100 years ago are highly sought after.

These genuine original photographs are mounted on thin black card as shown.

Whoever took these photographs would have been someone of substance / wealth as they travelled extensively, had the time to take these images and stayed in some ‘fancy’ places (look at the posh wrought iron gates of the residence that an image is taken of Steamer in St Lucia as an example). Also, the copperplate or cursive handwriting under each photograph demonstrates education and learning.

There are some intriguing clues about the early date of the album such as images showing the construction of the Panama Canal which was completed in 1914, an image of a very early car and the clothing worn by people in the photographs.

We have also identified the steam ship with the name “John Haggart” that provided excursions and is shown in one of the photographs. It was operating from 1891 onwards.

The photographs certainly cover the period c1900-1910 making them over 100 years old which is very rare for this part of the world when it comes to early photography.

Each photograph measures around 11cm x 8cm unless stated otherwise.

Overall in very good, clean condition with varying condition of card as shown.

Please note that this listing is only for the image shown above.

We are providing a list below of the other images but this is included for INFORMATION only.

i Elevated View entitled “St Vincent W.I.” showing houses, street and harbour.

ii A large building entitled “A Store St. Vincent W.I.”

iii “The English Church St Vincent W.I.”

iv “Another Church St Vincent W.I.”

i Title: “Bryant’s Hotel Port of Spain Trinidad”

ii Title has completely faded/rubbed – a view of an island

iii “The ### Colon” – Colon Island is just off mainland Panama

iv “A House Colon”

i “Columbus Statue Cristobel, Colon” – Cristobel is a small island

ii “One of the locks Panama Canal”

iii “Panama Canal Balboa”

iv “Another View”

v “Hospital Panama”

vi “Railway by side of Canal Panama”

i “A street Dominica W.I.”

ii “Leaving Demerara”

iii “Boat leaving Steamer St Kitts W.I.”

iv “On the sands St Lucia W.I.” showing an early car [maybe separate this because of car]

v “N*ggers Bathing St Lucia W.I.”

vi “The Wharf St Lucia W.I.”

i “St Lucia from the Hill”

ii “Taken from Steamer at St Lucia W.I.”

iii “The Bay of St Vincent W.I.”

iv “Part of Grenada W.I.”

v “Hotel Crichton St Vincents W.I.”

vi “The Savannah Port of Spain Trinidad”

i “Entering Grenada W.I.”

ii “Native Dominicans W.I.”

iii “Leaving Kingston Jamaica W.I.”

iv “Sturgeon Falls Ont[ario] Canada”

i “Walford Ontario Canada”

This larger image measuring 17.5cm x 13cm has the title on the image (from the negative): “The Old Bridge Walford”

i “On the Lake Huron Canada”

This larger image measuring 17.5cm x 13cm has the title on the image (from the negative): “John Haggart in Little Detroit”. The steam ship John Haggart was providing excursions on the lake from 1891 onwards.

i “Massey Ontario Canada”

This larger image measuring 17.5cm x 13cm has the title on the image (from the negative): “Scene at Massey”

i “Spanish Mills, Lake Huron Ontario Canada”

This larger image measuring 17.5cm x 13cm has the title on the image (from the negative): “Spanish Mills”

i “At Massey Ontario Canada”

This larger image measuring 17.5cm x 13cm has the title on the image (from the negative): “5,000 pieces of ship timber on Spanish River, Massey Ont.”

i “Webbwood Ontario Canada”

This larger image measuring 17.5cm x 13cm has the title on the image (from the negative): “Timber slide Birch Creek Webbwood Ont.”

i “Massey Ontario Canada”

This larger image measuring 17.5cm x 13cm has the title on the image (from the negative): “A dying stag Massey” and “By McCrae”

i “Sturgeon Fish Canada”

This larger image measuring 17.5cm x 13cm has the title on the image (from the negative): “An Algoma Small One”

i “At Cutler near Massey Ontario Canada”

This larger image measuring 17.5cm x 13cm has the title on the image (from the negative): “Preparing Dinner Cutler Ontario”

This is a very important early image of Serpent River First Nation people

I “Gorman River, Ontario Canada at low water.

The water in Spring rises 10 feet”

ii “An Indian fishing on Midge Creek near Soo Ontario Canada”

Massey Ontario Canada”

On Lake Huron Canada”

Webbwood Ontario Canada”

Spanish River Massey Ontario Canada”

Sturgeon Falls Ontario Canada”

On one of the islands near Sault Ste Marie Lake Huron Canada”

Near Sturgeon Falls Ontario Canada”

Canadian Train”

On the St Lawrence River Canada”

The pilot leading the liner on the St Lawrence River”

Hight Street Soo. Ontario Canada”

Soo was the abbreviated name for Sault Ste Marie, one of the oldest cities in the US.

This wonderful photograph captures the high street with great detail.

You can see the name of one shop on the right: “Man’s Store”, just before it is a sign on a pole which you can read “Ice Cream”.

In the distance I have managed to read “Sam Lee Laundry” and “Telegrams”.

Down the left: first shop has the word “supplies” in the window.

The next one has “[La]fayet’s” in the glass above the door.

J C Miller”

Architect”

New England Restaurant”

King’s Pool Room”
There is a ‘ghostly’ figure of a man in the foreground, bottom left and in the distance on the left are a group of people. If you follow the tracks down the centre of the road, there is a tram in the distance.

Please note that this listing is only for the image shown above.

The image was produced with the light colour as shown – all original and untouched for over 100 years! Amazing piece capturing history long lost in the mists of time!

This genuine, early photograph measures: 14cm x 9cm

I will be listing some other rare and very early photographs including some very early English photographs from the period 1860-1880 so please check my listings over the next few days.

Always happy to combine postage on multiple purchases.

Dealer Information

  • Store Name: Islamique Antiques
  • Store Address: Suite One
    13-15 Claremont
    Bradford
    West Yorkshire
    BD7 1BQ
  • Phone: 07837392006

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