Caribbean, Martinique. 1902. Mt. Pelee eruption photograph
Caribbean, Martinique. 1902. La Montagne Pelee et ses Eruptions, La nuee ardente du 16 Decembre, 1902 se dirigeant vers la mer. Plate 10. Contemporary publication by Masson & Co., of photograph, by A. Lacroix, of the hot ash flow at the mid-slope position. Sheet area 30.5 x 40cm, plate area 18 x 24.5cm. The height of the ash cloud was 4000m according to the caption. Printed on heavy cartridge paper with clear plate impression. The production is referred to as a heliograph by L. Schutzenberger. Image sharp and clear. Slight soiling picks out plate edge. Stamp of J. Lavis Johnston on back. In very good condition.