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Leather Album with Gelatin Silver Prints by the Byron Company of New York of the Cossulich Line ships the M.S. Saturnalia and the M.S. Vulcania.

The Byron Company: NY nd (late 1920s 47 gelatin silver prints, oblong 5.25 x 7.5, pebbled leather cover with foldover flap with a snap, gilt lettering "Cossulich Line Luxury Ships Saturnalia Vulcania," gray linen-backed prints. Edges and spine worn and rubbed, outer front hinge starting, couple of small edge tears to flap, light rubbing else good, scratch on the gymnasium photo else contents very good. Each print is labeled and almost all are "signed." Views of various rooms and social activities. The Cossulich Line was based in Trieste, Italy; the Saturnia and the Vulcania, built in 1927 and 1926 respectively, handled the Triesteto New York voyage. In the mid-'30s, the Italian government nationalized all the shipping lines which became collectively known as "Italia." The Byron Company, founded in NY by Joseph Byron in 1892, was one of NYC's pre-eminent commercial photography studios. His son and partner, Percy, specialized in maritime photography and he was known as the premier maritime photographer of his generation. The prints are bright, sharp and quite lovely. Scarce.


Book Id: 98-4385

Price: $750.00

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