Photographic record of a trip from the Philippines to Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
1926. Hardcover. 200 original photographs of a 1925/26 trip which begins in the Philippines, and includes Singapore, Java, Australia, New Zealand, and Suva, with many great images of Middle Harbor in Sydney. This is followed by a railway trip across Canada, from the Pacific coast and Banff cross country, ending in Montreal with the last image of the Engineering building at McGill University.
The album is likely an American military man's photographic record of his trip (beginning in December 1925 and ending April 1926) as many of the images are of railways, bridges, ships, and military installations, and one image identifies a Captain Richardson, in white Navy uniform.
The album opens with images of the Philippines, with rail yards captioned "H. P. Co"; Fabrica, Occ. Negros; San Carlos; Fort Santiago, Manila; SS "Taiping" of A-O Line; Zamboanga, including a shot of "Pettit Barracks" (this was the location of the US Army's 43rd Infantry Regiment, which was a Philippine scout unit in 1921); Fort Pilar, Zamboanga; SS 'Darvel' at Jolo; and city streets of Jolo.
The next stage of the trip is the through southeast Asia and Malaysia and Indonesia, with images of Sandakan (North Borneo); Jesselton (Soldier's Monument, rubber grove); Labuan (government building, Naval cemetery (two western men in the caption identified as "Jefferson & Watt"); Singapore (Bridge, government building, street scene, reservoir, old cemetery); Johore Causeway; Fort Canning; Batavia (current day Jakarta, Indonesia), Batavia street scenes, bridge, canals, old Portuguese fort; near Djokjakarta; lowland locomotive; Papandajan (smoking craters); Mendoet; Borodbudur (temples); Prambanan (temples); Surabaya; KPM SS 'Plancius' (Dutch ship); Semarang (steam tram); KPM SS 'Houtman'; old Fort Macassar; and Celebes (canal works, views of country side).
On to Australia, with Brisbane (Victoria Bridge), Sydney Harbor (north & south Head), Garden Island, "Sydney bridge site" (the future site of the Bridge), Fort Dennison, Spit Bridge, Middle Harbor, Middle Head, Bradley's Head, Kuringai Chase, Manly, and Darling Harbor.
Auckland and Fiji are next, with images of the RMS 'Niagara' at Auckland and views from Mt. Eden; then on to Suva (Fiji) with city views, landscapes, and natives & their dwellings. The author is next in Canada, with a Canadian Pacific Railway trip, with views from the train windows of the Selkirks, Rockies, Banff, Cascades, Mt. Rundle, Banff hot springs, Mt. Royal, Montreal, the St. Lawrence River, the Victoria Bridge, and closing with a shot of the facade of the Engineering Building at McGill University.
Oblong album, 9 1/4 x 7 1/2". Three quarter leather and stamped patterned paper covered boards, the leather at corners rubbed and perished at the spine. 50 pages with 4 photographs per page, a total of 200 images, 3 x 2 1/2", each dated and captioned on the frame. Photographs in excellent condition. Very good condition. Item #23847