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J. Cooper Stebbins
Thousand Island Park Hotel, Photographed by the Light of its own Fire
1890, 21 August
Imperial card, detail
Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs
Courtesy of Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs (Skylight Gallery Catalog 27, October, 23, 2008 #71)
Showing the Thousand Island Park Hotel in Flames, August 1890, by J. Cooper Stebbins. On period mount approx. 7 x 9 inches (18x23 cm) with letterpress title front "The Thousand Island Park Hotel. / Photographed by the Light of its own Fire, at 2 o'clock, A. M., Thursday, August 21st, 1890." Mount imprinted on reverse "Thousand Island Park Hotel, / Photographed at 2 o'clock, Thursday morning, August 21st, 1890, / By The Light of Its Own Fire. / Copies may be obtained by addressing J. Cooper Stebbins, Watertown, N. Y." and inscribed in pen "Copyright 1890 by J. Cooper Stebbings". Print size 6 x 8 inches (15x20 cm).