Caribbean, Martinique. 1903. Mt. Pelee eruption photograph
Caribbean, Martinique. 1903. La Montagne Pelee et ses Eruptions, La nuee ardente du 25 Janvier, 1903 se dirigeant vers la mer. Plate 13. 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. 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. Light foxing in all margins and visible in sky area of image. Stamp of J. Lavis Johnston on back. In fair condition.