These are from one of the photo albums I found in my Grandparent's attic. The covers are made from a thin black cardboard stamped with a crocodile scale pattern. The pages are a very heavy black paper. The album is 25.5 cm wide, 18.3 cm tall and a little over 1 cm thick. The contents range from the 1900s to the early 20's. (Yes, I know that makes a lot of them technically not Edwardian.) There are 96 photographs in total, so I'll be posting them in 3 installments of 32.
To keep the photographs in order, they are named by page number, and by the order in which they appear on the page. Page 1 pic A, page 1 pic B, etc.
I do not know how or when this album was put together but it is the sloppiest album I have ever seen in my life! The edges of the pictures are trimmed unevenly. They are glued directly onto the pages without any concern for order. There are places where the photos overlap. Some of them are tilted a full 45 degrees. You can see where a few of the photos have been torn out. It's just a mess.
Worst of all, almost none of them have information written on them.
I've tried to crop them as neatly as I can, so please excuse the very ragged edges.
This was tucked in between the cover and the first page. (click any of these for a larger view.)
|Bert Ackerson's report card from June, 1901. You can tell the card itself was printed in the 1890s.|
There is a Bert A. Ackerson in our family tree, on my father's father's side. He was born in 1888, so he would have been 13 in 1901.
It's likely that most of these these photos came from Lindsay, New Brunswick, Canada. My Grandfather grew up on a farm there and these could be pictures of the same farm.
Some of them look like studio portraits, but most of them are not. They range wildly in size and quality.
That's enough introduction. Let's have a look at early 20th century rural life in the Maritimes!
waisted efforts. The jacket in that picture had a less practical cut, a fancier hat, and fewer, more artfully placed buttons, but the overall effect was similar. This outfit looks just like a lower class version of that one.
Update: Here! The one on the left.
|Illustrations from La Mode, Paris 1902. Scanned from Waisted Efforts.|
And that concludes part 1 of this album. I didn't watermark the pictures this time because they don't have nice wide frames like the Victorian ones, and therefore watermarks would be too distracting. You may use these pictures if you wish, as long as you leave a link back to the source.
As always, any additional information you may have is most welcome.