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ICELAND- THE DIRE YEARS by Frank Ponzi


ICELAND - THE DIRE YEARS
by Frank Ponzi

 


In obscurity for more than a century, this recently descovered collection of photographs has been re-emerged to throw new light on a dark and painful period in Icelandic history.

Made on glass plates during the successive hardship years of 1882-1888, they are also among the earliest photographs taken of the country and its inhabitants. The photographs, a related diary, supplementary visual and textual records along with accounts of personages and places are here combined in a narrative that poignantly captures a critical period in the nations history - a time that is now all but forgotten.

Having both English and Icelandic texts, this large format edition (11Ż x 12Ż in.) contains 180 pages of 165 photographs , illustrations and maps.

 

COVER IMAGE:

 

Sunday June 11. th 1882. ١r­ur Gu­mundsson og family before departing from their home at Ne­ra-Hßlsi, Kjˇs to attend confirmation services at the Reynivellir church.

 

Published by Brennholt, 1995.