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Alice Isaacson

Front cover of First World War nursing sister Alice Isaacson's photo album showing people, places and events in England, France and Italy, 1916-1919
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Front cover of First World War nursing sister Alice Isaacson's photo album showing people, places and events in England, France and Italy, 1916-1919

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Introduction

The following information provides a brief explanation regarding the navigation of Alice Isaacson's photo album.

By the time that Alice Isaacson's album was transferred to the National Archives (now Library and Archives Canada [LAC]) in 2000, it had already been disassembled. An existing attempt at pagination had been made by an unknown hand for the first several pages, but was never completed. To determine the album's probable original sequence, a comparison of Alice's diary entries with the image contents of the photographs was made at LAC. The numbers on the album pages were assigned following this research.

There are 232 pages in this album, containing a total of 647 photographs. Each page of the album is displayed at the top of the Web exhibition page. The lower section features the individual image or group of images found on that page. Where there is more than one photograph, the presentation moves from left to right, top row to bottom row. The captions in italics are based on the titles that Alice assigned to individual photographs and original spelling errors have not been corrected.

In addition to navigating the album by the new page numbers, photographs can also be searched using the keyword option. Information that appears in the caption (title, location, date, and photographer) will be covered in this search. If your search terms do not produce any hits, this particular subject or date is not represented in Alice's photographs.

Links to Alice's diary pages accompany some photographs. In those cases where there is more than one page in Alice's diary related to a particular photograph, only the first page has been linked to. However, the range of dates is noted in the diary reference that accompanies that image. For example, album pages 23-27 feature photographs depicting scenes from Lynton and Clovelly, England. In her diary, Alice described her trip to England in June 1917 on three pages. Only the first of these pages is linked to from the photographs.