Lot 129 of 305:
original photos in album by Davidson 1909 Midwest  

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Photographs by, and Property of, Roy J. Davidson [photograph album title page]

Davidson, Roy J.

Alliance, OH



Approximately 244 photographs, including some very small photographs (trimmed), each mounted to paper leaves within leather photograph album. Photographs vary in size, most measure 8.4x5.6 cm. (3¼x2¼"), while some are smaller or larger around 11.5x15.8 cm. (4½x6¼"). Great album containing original photographs from the Ohio resident Roy J. Davidson's travels in the U.S. A few pages with photographs showing Davidson working at an early American movie rental store, Cedar Rapids Film Exchange, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Includes photographs of movie reels and one of Davidson sitting at a desk, a sign behind him reads, "High Grade Moving Pictures, Do Everything But Talk." Also includes great views of monuments, natural wonders, campgrounds, cityscapes, etc. from Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, and Colorado. With a neatly hand-written title page (white ink on black paper) written out by Davidson with detailed information regarding the type of camera used, the developing paper, and the exposure time. Every page with hand-written captions detailing the places, sights, and people pictured. The page titled "Camp Ohio" is interesting, showing a photograph of Davidson himself, plus a few fish caught that day, and a photograph of the solar eclipse on June 17, 1909 at 7:15pm. Places photographed include: Monroeville, OH; Cedar Rapids, IA; Put-In-Bay Island on Lake Erie; LaPeer, MI; Iowa Falls, and more, plus many group and single portraits. One of 6 photograph albums produced by the amateur photographer Roy J. Davidson to be offered in today's auction. At least one photograph by Davidson was published in The Photographic Times, in Vol. XLII, No. 4, 1910.

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Most photographs near fine.

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