A Saga of Sapeloe. Photo album. Oblong folio.
Lot 5019
GEORGIA SEA ISLANDS. Large album, oblong folio, containing 24 8 by 10 inch silver prints and 31 4 x 10 inch panoramic silver prints,
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GEORGIA SEA ISLANDS.
Large album, oblong folio, containing 24 8 by 10 inch silver prints and 31 4 x 10 inch panoramic silver prints, 1920s, all photographs laid down to album leaves, being images of a week's holiday in the Georgia Sea Islands, photographs and album by Howard E. Coffin, with printed endpapers and title page and hand-lettered text internally, leaves toned, mild water damage at album edges not affecting images, mild oxidation.

Howard E. Coffin [1873-1937] was one of the founders of the Hudson Motor Car Company who, in the 1920s, purchased real estate on Sapelo Island and Sea Island, developing the area's first resort. This handsome photo album memorializes a holiday taken by the Coffins with four other prominent Detroit families to Sapelo Island for a week of yachting, deer and bird hunting, and horseback riding. Present are images of many of the abandoned plantations and slave quarters on the islands; Coffin's yacht, the Zapala; a mule-drawn cart driven by a native; Button Gwinnett's home; the porch and interiors of the Coffin House at Sapelo; and the guests engaged in a variety of activities.
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