AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, and SOUTH AFRICA An Album of Photographs and Ephemera documenting the "Round-the-World" trip of A.C. Bell, including c.100 gelatin silver and platinum prints with views of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and North America, 1895-6
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AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, and SOUTH AFRICA
An album of photographs and ephemera documenting the "Round-the-World" trip of A.C. Bell, with views of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and North America
Sold for £687 (US$ 1,109) inc. premium

Lot Details
AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, and SOUTH AFRICA
An album of photographs and ephemera documenting the "Round-the-World" trip of A.C. Bell, with views of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and North America, approximately 100 gelatin silver and platinum prints, most signed in the negative, images 283 x 235mm and smaller, mounted verso and recto; ephemera including numerous telegraphs, maps of Bell's route, correspondence en route, hotel receipts, Bell's manuscript annotations throughout, half morocco with trip destinations in gilt on front cover, rubbed, oblong folio, [1895-1896]

Footnotes

  • Images include: Tenerife (2, unsigned); Cape Town (3, signed G.W.W.); Tasmania (5, 4 of which signed Beattie); Melbourne (3, one of which signed ?Crudo); Sydney (4, signed Kerry & Co); Bathhurst (4, unsigned); Wellington (5, one of which signed J.V., 3 signed Moriss, one unsigned); scenes along the Waikato River (14, signed J.M.); Rotorua (4, one of which signed J.M., others unsigned); Auckland (3, one of which signed J.M.); Samoa (2, signed Davis); Hawaii (8, unsigned, 2 with tear at lower edge extending into image); San Francisco region (12, signed Taber); Salt Lake City region (8, 6 of which signed C.R. Savage and 2 signed W.H.J. & Co); Colorado (1, signed R.R.); Denver (2, signed W.H. Jackson); Chicago (4, unsigned); Niagara Falls (3, unsigned); New York (8, unsigned); and an additional 5 of ships (2 of which signed Cunard, others unsigned); and 8 personal photographs.

    A.C. Bell appears to have been somewhat of an eccentric, and his correspondence includes letters sent to The Waldorf hotel in New York, other hotels and ship companies requesting a teaspoon be sent to him as a keepsake from his stay at each establishment. In one letter he reasons "I have since made a collection of one from every steamship, hotel or sleeping car, that I have slept in, all the way round...I have now got about 35, and...I should feel disappointed were the series to be incomplete...".
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