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Out of Halifax: A Collection of Sea Pictures by Wallace R. MacAskill

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Out of Halifax: A Collection of Sea Pictures by Wallace R. MacAskill
with an Introduction by George Matthew Adams

4to. unpaginated. illustrated with charming full-page photo illustrations by MacAskill. gilt-stamped cloth (very good - some toning to edges & extremities rubbed). New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937.

Limited Edition. Edition limited to 450 copies for Canada, of which this is numbered 409 C.


W.R. MacAskill [1887-1956] was one of Nova Scotia's best-known photographers, famous for his seascapes and images of sailing vessels.

Wallace Robinson MacAskill was born in 1887 at St. Peters, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. He graduated from the Wade School of Photography in New York in 1907 and opened photographic studios in St. Peters and then Glace Bay before moving to Halifax in 1915. In 1926, MacAskill married Elva Abriel, a fellow photographer. The famous Bluenose stamp printed in 1929 was based on his photograph, and he became internationally known as a marine photographer. MacAskill published two books, Out of Halifax (1937) and Lure of the Sea (1951). MacAskill was also the recipient of many awards, including the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron's Prince of Wales Cup (1932-1934, 1938), Thunderbird Crest Award for marine photography, and the fellowship from the Photographers Society of America. MacAskill died on 25 January 1956.