1860's GORGEOUS Burgundy Leather New York Family Photo Album. THIS IS A 7 X 5 1/2 x 2 LEATHER COVERED PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM From NEW YORK. It actually says New York on the inside cover as seen in my photos. This is gilt edge pages with two beautiful brass embossed on both sides latches that work quite well. On the brass latches one of them has a beautiful leaf design over the embossed brass, the other latch may have had the same leaf at one time.Overall the leather is in very good shape there is a little tear on the bottom of one of the spine edges as seen in my photo. Most of the time these are all raggedy but this one has been kept very nice. THERE ARE 32 CDVS AND 1 TINTYPE LEFT INSIDE THE ALBUM WITH SOME SPOTS EMPTY. Please see pictures also for description and condition. Most of the cardboard pages are in fairly good shape theres a little bit of wave from the age and some wear along the edges as would be normal in an 1860 album. I cant take photos of every single page. Please see the last picture also similar to some of the wear.
This is a true treasure. And many of the cards look to be European by the script on the back of the cards.It is hard for me to tell where theyre all from. I know the album says New York on it. Based on dimensions, many pictures appear to be cartes de visite (CDVs), with some light variation in the measurements.
The CDV-sized cards measure approximately 2.5 x 3 1/4. The pictures are well preserved, with only occasional age marks and some smudging, especially along the lower margins. The delicate album paper surrounding the photos and insertion slots have some rips and chips throughout, as shown.
There is some light staining and age marks to the white album paper. There are several empty pages scattered among the pages of images. Some pictures have writing with names on them for example one says the old man. Beautiful historic authentic album for your collection.The item "Antique New York Civil War Era Fancy Leather Photograph Album 32 CDVs 1 Tintype" is in sale since Wednesday, July 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photograph Albums". The seller is "backroadswest" and is located in Colfax, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ukraine.