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Antique Victorian Photo Album - Tooled Leather and Brass with 50 Photographs - 1800s

19th century antique victorian photo album with 50 family photographs from the mid 1800's
Photography by Chamberlain's Ambrotype Gallery in Norwich, New York on the back of some of the photographs - I only took out one to look at the back

Ambrotype photos describe a process used in the mid 1850s
This eventually became replaced by tin & other types of photography in the 1860s
Pre US Civil War era dating by the ambrotype photo method

The album's leather is in excellent condition for its 150+ year age with some surface wear
Beautiful detailed front and back cover with white button detail on both sides
Brass clasps are in shape of bows and snap closed well, stays closed easily
Outer spine scuffed at the top and is embossed with "Photographs" (not shown)
Outer edges embossed in gold with a floral design on 3 sides, really gorgeous
Inner paper frames have some spotting but no major water marks
Spine separates from the photo pages in one spot only, right at the middle as shown
The last photo shows the photographer's ad on the back of one photo
Unsure what's on the back of most of them as I did not remove them

Photographs are a mixture of head shots and some full body, some groups of 2 people
2 are small children
Some are darker than others, most are very clear
On the back of the one photo shown is written "Grandfather King's Mother, Elizabeth King"

6" tall, 5" wide, 2" deep (15 cm x 13 cm x 5 cm)
Weighs just under 2 pounds

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Antique Victorian Photo Album - Tooled Leather and Brass with 50 Photographs - 1800s

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: leather, brass
  • Ships worldwide from Texas, United States
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