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Weather Vane, Trinity Church, Saint John

by: Issac Erb

Small erb2 Issac Erb

Isaac Erb, a pioneer industrial photographer, plied his trade in Saint John in the first quarter of the twentieth century. He took thousands of photographs of stores, workers, factories and mills, ships and shipyards, construction sites, logging operations, and even booths at the Saint John Exhibition. But no one works all the time: Erb also took pictures of Saint John at leisure — on a sleigh ride, at the theatre, celebrating Christmas, or riding in carriages and automobiles, on bicycles or on the “Chute the Chutes” at Rockwood Park. Erb was a dedicated commercial photographer whose keen eye turned his photographs into unique works of art.

-Bio credit: 'Saint John at Work and Play' (1998) Grant Kelly (Author), Sue McCluskey (Author), publisher Goose Lane Editions Ltd.

Artist active between 1870-1924.

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