Views of the Estrada de Ferro Madeira e Mamore Amazonas & Matta Grosso, Brazil S.A. (created 1909-1912), from the Photography Collection, is an original scrapbook compiled by men who built a railroad through nearly impenetrable rainforest, at great cost in human life. The pictures here evoke heat, danger and drudgery, albeit within a landscape of mystery and great beauty.
Content: Album of 7 cyanotypes 115 x 168 mm and 256 gelatin silver prints, some of oval format, from 45 x 90 mm to 120 x 170 mm, 2 gelatin silver multi-print panoramic views 110 x 410 mm and 110 x 330 mm, dry-mounted on gray mounts in library binding. Most prints numbered in negative, some titled in ink on mount. Plates numbered in pencil on mount.