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Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs
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[Album of Canadian Photographs]

An album of photographs, some credited to L. Madeleine or Holliday (Charles William Holliday) and the remainder are snapshots, most of which are captioned. The images depict scenes throughout Canada, with an emphasis on Quebec. The album is in excellent shape, though many of the snapshots are badly faded.

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[Album of Portraits]

An album of portraits taken at various studios throughout the United States, predominantly in Iowa. This album is from the estate of one Mr. Abramson, a former Consul General of the United States to Canada. The name Emma L. Murer appears in the front of the album, and she is believed to be the creator. It is likely that the album represents a large extended family; the connection to Abramson is unknown. Also included are an invitation to the wedding of Hattie Johnston to Joe Petty in August of 1883, and a card reading "Compliments of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Ammonds, At Home, Wednesday Eve., Sept. 5th". The album spine is badly damaged, though the images are largely in very good shape.

Murer, Emma L.

Alert Bay

View of three totem poles infront of lodge. The initials FLP are in the bottom right corner and may belong to the photographer. Photograph is numbered 1296.

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[Alexander Sarcophagus]

Typed caption in album reads, "The Sarcophagus alleged to be Alexander's.--This sarcophagus was discovered at Saida in 1887 by Hamdi Bey, and is of Pentelic marble; it is 10 feet 8 inches long, 5 feet 7 inches broad, and broken off in excavation, but some of the fragments have been recovered and put together, and the monument is now partially restored; a head, however, and some other fragments are still mission. the repairs to the horse's hoof and to the arm of one of the hunters are ancient. The colouring has faded very much since the monument was unearthed. It is generally called Alexander's sarcophagus, but it has no been possible as yet to decide whose remains it contained. Some aver that it enclosed the corpse of a Persian satrap, who after fighting hard for his country, at last deserted and went over to the Macedonian conqueror, who admitted him to his intimacy. One thing, however, is certain namely, that this, which is one of the most important remaining monuments of Greek antiquity is the work of an artist contemporary with Lysippus, who flourished towards the end of the fourth century B.C. This sarcophagus, which is unique both as regards style and preservation, is modelled to represent an elongated Greek temple, with its friezes, pediments, etc. South side.---The sculptures on this side represent a cavalry engagement between the Greeks and Persians at the battle of Issus, or Arbela. The Greeks are either nude, save for a light chlamys, or else are clad in armour, and wear variously the helmet and the Macedonian cap; while the Persians are dressed in trunk-hose and tunics with a short tight-sleeved cloak hung from the beck down t heir backs. the Greek horses are ridden barebacked with only a bit and bridle, and an occasional breastband; the Persian charges, on the other hand, are richly caparisoned. The figures, at first sight, appear somewhat confusedly arranged, but a closer inspection reveals five distinct and symmetrical groups. The central one is formed of four figures--a Greek horseman; a barbarian kneeling and holding his arms up as if asking quarter; a barbarian archer likewise on his knees; and another towards the left, standing. The two other groups, one on each side of the central one, are each composed of two figures; that on the right represents a hand-to-hand encounter between...".

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