An Early Photograph Album
The album was found by Larry Linn among some household items that were donated to The People of Progress, (a non-profit organization). Melinda Brown, Executive Director, kindly sent me a CD of the images contained in the album and the original album is now in the South Georgia Museum for safekeeping.
The album would appear to have belonged to a crewman on the sailing ship "Tijuca" which carried supplies to the island and gives another view of the whaling community at the turn of the century. I have seen very little of the re-supply side of the industry and these photographs must be a very rare find. The pictures are left in their original order, as found in the album.
For a detailed and in depth (illustrated) account of of the founding whaling company, Ian B Hart's book "PESCA - A history of the Pioneer Whaling Company in the Antarctic" is recommended. Published by Aidan Ellis Publishing, Salcome, Devon. www.demon.co.uk/aepub
The following galleries have around four images per page. Clicking on an image will show a larger view. Most of the larger views can be expanded to show a full size detail view by clicking on the image in question.
Page 1 has views of the Governor's
House, the wreck of the whaler "Fortuna" and two shots of the
Thankfully the album was recognized as significant or another small piece of history may have been lost for ever!