At the top, the mountain range is shown from the sea with the point being at left. Three icebergs float. Distant view of the cape. A margin at the bottom shows the grounding color. A floating iceberg is shown in the right center.
One large iceberg at top, two separate studies below at right and left. Water indicated as dark blue; the icebergs are outlined against brushed gray over an orange ground color. The unpainted edge is visible across lower edge.
Shown from the sea. Sun setting in center. A row boat with several persons in it is in the right center. Another and an anchored sail-boat are at the left. Hill ranges form the background. Caption and date written with pencil on the reverse.
S. H. Parsons photographs of St. Johns, Newfoundland, circa 1871-1884
Parsons, S. H (Simeon Henry) 1844-1908
United States Department of State
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)
10 mounted prints : albumen
St. John's (N.L.)
Simeon Henry Parsons (1844-1908) was originally a cabinetmaker in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. He taught himself photography and converted the top floor of his business into a studio in 1871. He moved to St. Johns in 1875, establishing his Photographic Studio and Fine Art Emporium there. Parsons traveled extensively throughout Newfoundland and published his photographs as illustrations in books, postcards, and stamps.
Photographs made by S. H. Parsons in St. Johns, Newfoundland, which were possibly exhibited at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, 1884-1885. They include views of boats passing through the Narrows (the entrance to St. Johns's harbor), Carbonear Island, Water Street after its first snow, the "Sisters" natural rock formation, and St. Brides College for Young Ladies (also known as Littledale).
Photo lot 82-3, S. H. Parsons photographs of St. Johns, Newfoundland, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution