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Photograph Albums.

551 81/1

Description Photograph Albums.

Collection Alexander Strang

Catalogue Number 551 81/1

Category All Other


Collection Hierarchy - Group Level

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
All Other PA 89 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO.89: THE STRANG COLLECTION, THE BORDERS Photograph album with views from the Scottish Borders c. 1896 Batch Level
All Other PA 87 Photograph Album No. 87: The Strang Collection, Dunearn, cf PAs 88, 89, 92, 93, 94 this is one of six albums associated with the Strang family. Brown imitation leather cloth bound album, gold lined on the front cover, inscribed 'Photographs'. Album of photographs by GWW, EG, JV, DE, JP, AI and Rettie family who seem to have been early amateur photographers of some skill, possibly the family of Middleton Rettie, Advocate at Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh in 1875 and at Great King Street in 1884. The album includes a "compass sketch of Dunearn", 6 ins to 1 mile, coloured, and signed WJK Rettie, 1887, and pictures of members of the family spearing flounders from a small boat. There is a brochure addressed to Rev GR Brett, at the Rectory, St Mary Thwaite, Bungay, Suffolk, giving particulars of a house in Essex, "Wakes Colne Place" near Colchester, to be sold on 15 July 1887, the property of the son of the late Edward Brett. It describes gardens which included brick built melon pits, exceptionally fine old forest trees and choice fruit trees in full bearing. The house was "located in a favoured district for Field Sports, within easy reach of several Packs of Hounds and near good fishing in the rivers Colne and Stour - a very attractive opportunity...for the immediate occupation of a family of position." c. 1887 Batch Level
All Other PA 86 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 86: THE STRANG COLLECTION, PERTH Black watered cloth covered album with black leather spine labelled "Perth" on front and "Perth, Scone, Kinfauns" on spine inscribed on end paper "J B White Ltd, Dundee" Album of photographs by George Washington Wilson apparently bound for use as a catalogue, all numbered and titled, some missing. c. 1900 Batch Level
All Other PA 92 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO.92: THE STRANG COLLECTION, 'IMPRESSIONS',cf PAs 87, 88, 89, 93 and 94. Hard cover of green cloth textured as imitation leather, titled on front in gold 'Impressions of Places and People' and stamped on last page 'D.A.L London'. Thick board pages with window frame pages between. Purchased at McNaughton's bookshop, Edinburgh. Snapshots of people and places in South-West Scotland and Ireland, including some of ferries and some of buildings - also Rouken Glen, (near Busby). Family snapshots include Mrs Dickie at Dipple 1903; groups showing the Literary Society picnic at Kilmalcolm, Sunday School teachers' picnic at Strathblane 1902 and the Choir picnic at Row 1902; a steam train at Ibrox, various steamships and a 3-masted sailing ship at the Gare Loch in 1903 and fishing boats at Port Stewart 1905; the Gordon family at Dunnymuck and the McDowalls and Meg and Jeannie at Rouken Glen 1905. c. 1902 Batch Level
All Other PA 88 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No 88: THE STRANG COLLECTION, BUSBY Photograph album titled 'Views in Busby, East-Kilbride, Carmunnock, Mearns, Eaglesham, and their vicinity. 1885' 1885 Batch Level
All Other PA 93 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 93 : THE STRANG COLLECTION, "SUNSHINE AND SHADE", cf PAs 87, 88, 89, 92 and 94. Hard backed album with dark green cloth cover, the front inscribed 'Sun and Shade.' Labelled on verso 'James Davie , 19 Gordon Street, Glasgow'. Collection of family holiday snapshots, golf, seaside, shooting etc., set in the 'window frames' provided but all untitled: the album is only half used. It includes small background views of golf club houses and two unidentified houses. The beach photographs are possibly taken outside Ayr. c. 1900 Batch Level
All Other PA 94 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO. 94: THE STRANG COLLECTION, "ACROSS THE DISTANCE", cf PAs 87, 88, 89, 92 and 93. Hard backed album with green cloth cover, labelled inside back cover 'The Temple Album no S1626, W. Johnson & Sons, Makers, London' Cardboard pages, c.1905. Inscribed "We stand with the distance between us/ The distance that makes no bar/ And wait for the word of greeting/ That comes to each from afar/ And the thoughts that from one to the other/ As swift as an arrow darts/ Flows clear as a crystal ripple/ O'er the golden sands of our hearts." Mostly racecourse views, with crowd scenes, probably at Musselburgh - could this relate to Strang, the Pioneer of 1d points ? Clues include the names of bookies - Jim Bird, John Gorman - a tram labelled Pilrig, P.O., Salisbury Place and Churchill, a car no. S134 and people swimming off a timber tower wearing very unbecoming bathing suits. Also souvenir pictures of people, some with Edinburgh settings. c. 1905 Batch Level

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