Item #3212 Cruise of the Two Canoes "Squawk" and "Indian Girl." Sailing from Frontenac to Charleton Lake and Return [manuscript title]. Canadian Travel, Women.
Cruise of the Two Canoes "Squawk" and "Indian Girl." Sailing from Frontenac to Charleton Lake and Return [manuscript title]
Cruise of the Two Canoes "Squawk" and "Indian Girl." Sailing from Frontenac to Charleton Lake and Return [manuscript title]

Cruise of the Two Canoes "Squawk" and "Indian Girl." Sailing from Frontenac to Charleton Lake and Return [manuscript title]

[Various locations near Ontario, Canada]: 1907. [22] leaves, illustrated with 178 black-and-white photographs, most between 2.25 x 3.25 inches and 3.25 x 5.5 inches, with some slightly smaller images cut into ovals, but also including twenty-one panoramic images measuring 3.25 x 11.5 inches, plus a thirty-seven-page typed narrative of the journey inserted throughout adjacent to relevant images. Oblong folio. Contemporary hand-decorated limp suede covers reading "Squawk and Indian Girl 1907" with a small oval photograph from the trip inset at center. Covers are detached and tattered at the edges, main body of album sound with light chipping to edges, with images in generally nice shape. About very good. Item #3212

A delightful and unique daily travel narrative and vernacular photograph album memorializing a canoe trip taken by two men and three women over the course of eleven days in the Thousand Islands region of Ontario in the summer of 1907. The narrative is written in a humorous style that often mimics a typical ship's log, especially when it describes navigational challenges, rough water, bad weather, or other obstacles blocking their progress. The travelers also describe are a variety of people, their food, various wildlife, and sights encountered along the way, such as local residents, skunks, birds, an "old haunted house," and much more. Among the locations mentioned (either as they stopped for a rest, camped, or paddled by) are Maple Island, Grindstone Island, Hay Island, Gananoque Lake, Charleston Lake, Blue Mountain, Warren's Bay, Red Horse Lake, and Marble Rock. The photographs show members of the party in their canoes, at campsites, and in the midst of activities such as fishing, hiking, sitting around their campfires at night, and so forth. A wonderful handmade document of a trip through the Canadian wilderness in the first decade of the 20th century.

Price: $950.00

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