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Photo, Print, Drawing Garden Party at the British Club of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Garden Party en el British Club de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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Title

  • Garden Party at the British Club of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Other Title

  • Garden Party en el British Club de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Summary

  • In the early 20th century, the British Club was the center of the social life of the British expatriate community in Gran Canaria, one of the islands in the Canary Islands archipelago. Located next to the Metropole Hotel in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, and close to the English (Protestant) Church, it was a place for leisure and recreation as well as for business meetings for its members. This photograph from the 1890s shows elegantly dressed men and women dancing at a garden party at the club. In the background to the left is the Atlantic Ocean. Among the famous British visitors to the Canary Islands was the novelist and mystery writer Agatha Christie, who spent several weeks there in 1927, staying at the Metropole. Two of her collections of short stories, The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930) and The Thirteen Problems (1932), are partly set in the islands. The photograph is in the collections of the Foundation for the Ethnography and the Development of Canarian Crafts (FEDAC).

Names

  • Nanson, Charles Photographer.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1896 to 1899]

Headings

  • -  Spain--Canary Islands--Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • -  1896 to 1899
  • -  Beaches
  • -  Clothing and dress
  • -  Dancers
  • -  English
  • -  Musicians
  • -  Parties
  • -  Societies and clubs

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: Albumen photograph on paper ; 22 x 27 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670668

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Nanson, Charles Photographer. Garden Party at the British Club of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain Canary Islands Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, 1896. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670668/.

APA citation style:

Nanson, C. P. (1896) Garden Party at the British Club of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain Canary Islands Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, 1896. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670668/.

MLA citation style:

Nanson, Charles Photographer. Garden Party at the British Club of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670668/>.