1918 SUPER ORIGINAL ALBUM AND VERNACULAR PHOTO DIARY OF A YOUNG WOMAN AND HER FAMILY IN WWI ERA CARON SASKATCHEWAN

By: HATTIE INGALLS

Price: $1,255.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good +


On offer is an exceptional family photo album depicting farm life in rural Canada during the early years of the 20th century. The album belonged to Hattie Ingalls of Caron Saskatchewan and she has signed and dated the inside cover. The album, with cloth-covered covers, contains 100 pages. It measures about 7 inches by 5 inches and is laid out in a landscape format. Most pages have 2 black and white pictures each although some have 3 and a few are empty or only have 1. It is essentially 98% complete. There are many many family pictures There is no identifying notations and as the pictures are glued to the page, it is impossible to know if there is any identifying information on the reverse. They depict a range of scenes: a typical prairie sod home, feeding livestock, enjoy recreation activities such as fishing, swimming and picnics. There are a great many group pictures. They show a family that enjoyed each others company and came together often. Several show streetscapes of what is likely Caron, SK with its dusty main street and boardwalks. Another shows they archetypical prairie scene of a grain elevator. Of interest as well are two items that refer to WWI. The first is a picture of a young man in uniform. The second is a clipping of a newspaper photo of a young soldier Pvt Kelly Roseborough [Private Kelby Roseboro??]. On the picture, under the heading Victim of Submarine, is the pencil notation Llandovery Castle. The Llandovery Castle was a Canadian Hospital ship that was torpedoed June 27th, 1918, by the German submarine SM-U86. Full of wounded soldiers, the submarine crew then machine gunned the survivors in the water to hide their crime. It was the worst Canadian naval disaster and was recognized as the worst atrocity in WWI. Two crew were convicted in what were the first war crimes trials ever held (Leipzig) while the Captain fled to resurface in WWII, not surprisingly, as a Nazi U-Boat officer. This is an outstanding look at life in a small rural Canadian community in the early 20th century. For a rural history, it is a super collection.

Title: 1918 SUPER ORIGINAL ALBUM AND VERNACULAR PHOTO DIARY OF A YOUNG WOMAN AND HER FAMILY IN WWI ERA CARON SASKATCHEWAN

Author Name: HATTIE INGALLS

Illustrator: /

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Ephemera, 20th Century Rare Book,

Publisher: SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA, 1918

Book Condition: Good +

Type: Photo Album

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008051

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