1910. With 30 original gelatin silver photographs, each ca. 12.5x17.5 cm (5 x 7 in), all numbered and captioned in manuscript black ink in English on verso and additionally with a C.L. Chester copyright ink stamp on verso. Overall a very good collection of interesting strong sharp images.
C. L. Chester was a pioneer documentary film maker who began his career as chief travel cameraman with the Edison Film Company. The present Peruvian photographs were created during that time and were featured in Century Magazine in 1911. Additionally, Chester also supplied the photographs for two photo illustrated books on Lima and the railway of central Peru which were published in 1913.
The present historically interesting images include photos from both Lima and central Peru and show: an Chester on a raft in the Perene River, native Chuncho Navigation, Perene River, San Ramon (jungle town), poncho weaving, Huancayo, La Merced, Chester and his group on the trail, Chuncho Indians, Perene colony store, Pizarro's bones, Lima, Calle de Lima, Callao, Miraflores, Exposition Building, Lima, old Inca terraces below Matucana, Ticlio (camera was in mouth of Galera tunnel), Morococha lakes, Ticlio, La Punta, Puente de Challape, Central Railway, Huancayo Branch, Central Railway, Huancayo Valley, On trail to the Perene, spinners of yarn, Infiernillo, Galera Tunnel, government trail to headwaters of the Amazon, government trail to Rio Perene, Jungle in the Perene, government trail. Overall an historically interesting collection showing Lima and Central Peru in the early 20th century.
Price: $1,250.00 USD