Item #6828 [Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]. PHILIPPINES - MANILA.
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]
[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]

[Collection of Twenty-One Mounted Gelatin Silver Photos of Manila (Pasig River, Anda Monument, Clarke’s Ice Cream Parlour, Tondo Canal, Old Customs House), Casco Boats, Filipino Villages, Peasants, etc.]

Ca. 1900s.

Item #6828



Twenty-one loose gelatin silver photos, including twelve panoramic photos ca. 5,5x17,5 cm (2x7 in) and nine photos ca. 9,5x12 cm (3 ½ x 4 ¾ in). All mounted on period card. Ten photos captioned in negative, nine photos numbered in negative. Several mounts with minor scratches or chipping not affecting the images, several images with mild staining or mildly faded, but overall a very good collection of interesting photos.

An attractive collection of rare original photos of Manila and environs, most likely taken by an American photographer and dating back to the early American colonial period. The interesting images include several panoramic views of Manila waterfront and the Pasig River, featuring the old customs house, Tondo Canal, Anda Monument and landing, steam vessels and native casco barges (the name of one of the boats – “Natividad” is clearly seen), etc. A photo of the Pasig River waterfront shows the building and the sign of Clarke’s ice cream parlour, which was opened on Escolta Street in 1899 and became the first ice cream shop in the Philippines. There is also an attractive view of Calle Concordia (Legarda Street) with San Sebastian Catholic church in the background and painted advertising of a “Sombrereria” on the wall in the far right. The other photos show Filipino villages, an open-air market, local peasants, children, water buffalos plowing fields, etc. Overall a nice collection showing landmarks and streets of Manila in the early 1900s.

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