(en) Vintage photography Spain, San Sebastián 1909.

Nice and at the same time, typical photo of San Sebastian where the sea becomes the protagonist of the image.
Galarza was a photographer, also publisher of postcards, whose main theme was San Sebastian and its surroundings.

This photo belongs to a group I owns, being dated in 1909.

Galarza's photographic collections are in the Museo de San Telmo in the city of San Sebastian.

Wikipedia San Sebastian
San Sebastián. San Telmo Museum
Catalogue on line

El Museo de San Telmo de San Sebastián ha digitalizado parte de sus fotos.

...........Esta colección está compuesta por las más de 2.000 instantáneas que Gregorio González Galarza y su hijo, Carmelo González, tomaron tanto de Donostia-San Sebastián como de otras poblaciones guipuzcoanas (Hondarribia, Lasarte-Oria, Hernani o Zarautz) especialmente en la primera mitad del siglo XX. ......


Photographer Gregorio Gonzalez Galarza collected images of the Basque Country in San Sebastian as a primary focus.
His photographic archive became part of the Museum of San Telmo in San Sebastian.
This bromide gelatine belongs to a batch of 10, one of which is dated in 1909, bought in Madrid.
What sets this photograph from others of the era is that it shows the industrial side of the Basque Country being the axis of the picture the tall chimney of the factory.
Curiously, the view recalls, as an artistic idea, the picture of Daniel Vazquez from the same time "The factory asleep."
The Museo de San Telmo in San Sebastian has digitized some of their photos.

........... This collection comprises more than 2,000 photographs Gregorio Gonzalez Galarza and her son, Carmelo Gonzalez, took both of Donostia-San Sebastián Gipuzkoa as other populations (Hondarribia, Lasarte-Oria , Hernani or Zarautz) especially in the first half of the twentieth century.