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Guide to the European tourist travel negatives, between 1910-1915

Summary

This early 20th century collection of 34 nitrate sheet negatives features black-and-white travel images taken mainly in European cities. Subjects chiefly focus on popular tourist landmarks such as gardens, parks, bridges, buildings, and statuary. The travelers seem to be all women and at least one young child. Locations identified by library staff include Paris and Bruges, but other locations are unidentified, as are the photographer and subjects. It is assumed that some locations are in London or England, as one of two commercial photograph processing envelopes from the London firm Selfridge's accompanying the negatives is marked "English trip 1913." The negatives are sized 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11712
Title
European tourist travel negatives
Date
between 1910-1915
Creator
Baskin, Lisa Unger, former owner
Extent
36 items, 1 box
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This early 20th century collection of 34 nitrate sheet negatives features black-and-white tourist travel images mainly taken in European cities sometime between 1910-1915. Subjects chiefly focus on landmarks such as gardens, parks, bridges, buildings, and statuary. The travelers seem to include women and at least one young child. Identified cities include Paris and Bruges, but other locations are uncertain, as are the identities of the photographer and subjects. Two commercial photographic processing envelopes are from the London firm Selfridge's; one is marked "English trip, 1913." The negatives are sized 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches.

The dating is taken in part from the 1913 date on the processing envelope and from a billboard advertising a musical being staged in Paris.

Forms part of the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Arrangement

Negatives are arranged in original order as received, and housed in an upright pamphlet binder and envelope.

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Negatives are closed to use. Slated for digitization.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], European tourist travel negatives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Negatives (NITRATE)
(36 items, 1 pamphlet binder)

Negatives have been housed in mylar sleeves, in a pamphlet binder envelope. They are arranged in original sequence as received.

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Provenance

The European tourist travel negatives were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 2015 as part of the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Processing Information

Processed and described by Paula Jeannet, March 2019