Family Portraits Photo Album c. 1870's decorative family metal letters & claspsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Photo Albums, Family Keepsakes, Portraits).
Published c. 1860-70's, United States?
16 thick double sided pages (one page split down middle into two parts) containing 25 cabinet card portrait photo, four small photos cards and nine tintypes (babies and women, including one of a woman playing a flute or clarinet. Text in English.
Publisher's decorative velvet covers, metal decorations (including two bees) & title lettering with functioning clasp.
An uncommon survival, this type of binding prone to a high disintegration level due to the fragile velvet covering.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, loose and shaken, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, various tears to paper near insert slots for obvious reasons, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this album survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 11" H x 9" W.