291 photographs, usually four to a page, on 75 black album leaves, captioned throughout in white ink. 1 vols. Oblong folio. Post bound album in black leather over limp boards, edges rubbed, front joint tender. A few photographs loosened, but all present and complete (one photo folded at left edge, long ago). Black cloth folding box Cf. Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 186 for a similar album. Item #307722
An excellent and fully captioned photograph album of summer trout fishing and camping in the Rangeley district, at Loon Lake, Maine, and other places of interest. The photographer is unnamed but evidently from Boston or the north shore, with some connections further south on Long Island.
The album records two trips to Maine: the first, to Loon Lake, in 1915, and the J. Lewis York family fishing camp, including several fine images of York, often with a bear cub on a lead (66 photographs on 17 leaves) ; and the second, undated, to Green Lake, Mike Marr’s camp at Indian Pond, to Squaw Mountain Pond with Fred Lessor, guide, and to Moosehead Lake, and the Kennebec (36 photographs on 9 leaves).
Three trips to Nova Scotia, in 1914, 1919, and 1923, to the Kedgemakoogee Rod and Gun Club, on Kedgemakoogee Lake, the Shelburne River, and other trout fishing excursions (139 photographs on 37 leaves). In the June 1923 trip, Irving Lake Dam on the Shelburne is described as the best fishing water of the trip. A few participants are identified: E.L. Matlack, O.H. Muir, and Wilson Forrest, and the unidentified grinning angler with a large string of trout may well be the compiler.
As well as scenes from the Piping Rock Horse Show, Long Island, noting Miss Lansdale up in several snapshots (22 photographs on 5 leaves); and a trip to Atlantic City at the end, with the Shriners parade and seaside scenes (27 photographs on 7 leaves).
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