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Photo, Print, Drawing Photograph album of Pray family expatriate life in Vladivostok, Russia

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About this Item

Title

  • Photograph album of Pray family expatriate life in Vladivostok, Russia

Summary

  • Photographs depict Eleanor Pray's experiences as an American expatriate living in Vladivostok, Russia. Includes portraits and social activities with an international circle of friends and visitors; Japanese and Chinese servants; excursions in and around the city; interior and exterior views of Dom Smith, the residence she and her husband Frederick shared with his widowed sister Sarah Smith; and their dacha. The album also has a few photos of such Vladivostok landmarks as the Uspenskii Sobor (Cathedral of the Assumption) and the Nikolai Arch as well as the Pray family's farm at Somersworth, New Hampshire.

Names

  • Pray, Eleanor Lord, 1868-1954, photographer
  • Pray, Eleanor Lord, 1868-1954, compiler

Created / Published

  • 1899-1909, bulk 1899.

Headings

  • -  Americans--Foreign countries--1890-1910
  • -  Americans--Social life--Russia (Federation)--Vladivostok--1890-1910
  • -  Servants--Russia (Federation)--Vladivostok--1890-1910
  • -  Monuments & memorials--Russia (Federation)--Vladivostok--1890-1910
  • -  Interiors--1890-1910

Headings

  • Group portraits--1890-1910.
  • Photograph albums--1890-1910.
  • Photographic prints--1890-1910.
  • Portrait photographs--1890-1910.
  • Snapshots--1890-1910.

Genre

  • Group portraits--1890-1910
  • Portrait photographs--1890-1910
  • Photographic prints--1890-1910
  • Photograph albums--1890-1910
  • Snapshots--1890-1910

Notes

  • -  Eleanor Roxanna Lord Pray (1868-1954) received her first camera in March 1899. She took most of this album's pictures as a new photographer to send to family in the United States with her extensive correspondence. She lived in Vladivostok, Russia, from 1894 to 1930, where her husband, Frederick S. Pray (d. 1923) worked in the "American Store," owned by his sister and brother-in-law, Sarah E. and Charles Smith (d. 1898).
  • -  Approximately 2,000 letters in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division (received in 2012) provide information on the photographs, including taking up the hobby of photography, ordering and receiving her first camera and photographic supplies in 1898.
  • -  A third of the photographs were taken by Frederick S. Pray, Maud Morphew, David M. Clarkson, Robert S. Ivy, and unidentified people who either used Eleanor Pray's camera or gave her prints.
  • -  Two inscriptions on flyleaf: "Clara, with love from Roxy. Vladivostok, 27 September, 1899" and "Dom Smith and views of Vladivostok, E.L. Pray, Berwick, Maine."
  • -  Captions accompany only a few of the photographs. Eleanor Pray added many of them years after the album's creation, and there are inaccuracies. Most captions are in English; a few are in Russian written with Cyrillic characters.
  • -  Album title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Digitized images of these items display with their associated descriptions in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. Includes annotations and quotations from letters by Eleanor Pray, provided by Brigitta Ingemanson, 2002, https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html
  • -  Digitized images and records are also available through the Library of Congress web site: "Meeting of Frontiers."
  • -  Transfer ; LC Manuscript Division (Patricia D. Silver) ; 2002 (DLC/PP-2002:143).
  • -  Eleanor L. Pray Collection.

Medium

  • 1 album (70 photographic prints) ; 15 x 21 cm. (6 x 8 in.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 13519 (H) (Use Digital Images) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Pray, Eleanor Lord, 1868-1954. Eleanor Lord Pray papers

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2003652872

Rights Advisory

Access Advisory

  • For reference access, please use the digital images in the online catalog to preserve the fragile original items

Online Format

  • image

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  • Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For information, see "Eleanor Pray Collection" (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/res/385_pray.html)
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  • Call Number: LOT 13519 (H) (Use Digital Images) [P&P]
  • Access Advisory: For reference access, please use the digital images in the online catalog to preserve the fragile original items

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Chicago citation style:

Pray, Eleanor Lord, photographer. Photograph album of Pray family expatriate life in Vladivostok, Russia. Russian Federation Vladivostok, 1899. composeds by Pray, Eleanor Lord, Iler to 1909, Bulk. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003652872/.

APA citation style:

Pray, E. L., photographer. (1899) Photograph album of Pray family expatriate life in Vladivostok, Russia. Russian Federation Vladivostok, 1899. Pray, E. L., comp to 1909, Bulk. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003652872/.

MLA citation style:

Pray, Eleanor Lord, photographer. Photograph album of Pray family expatriate life in Vladivostok, Russia. comp by Pray, Eleanor Lord, Iler to 1909, Bulk. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003652872/>.