DESCRIPTION: This is a nice example of a classic original Antebellum/Civil War/Victorian period Carte de Visite photo album. Used to hold carte de visite size photos, the most popular photo medium of the day. THIS ONE IS RARE AS IT IS COMPLETELY FULL OF ITS ORIGINAL PERIOD CdVs, PUT THERE BY THE ORIGINAL OWNER 150 YEARS AGO, AND ALL RELATIONS OR FRIENDS!!Several of the pairs of photos are male/female of similar age, indicating that they are men /wives or sweethearts. A number of the other photos have similar mattes, indicating that they might be school friends or taken by the same photographer, etc. Some photos are groups, or nice, cute children. A few of the photos are tintypes, not CdV photos. This is a Civil War style album, and at least half the CdV photos are Civil War period.
The others are early Victorian, e. This is a standard album, containing. 20 pages, with room for 2 standard size carte de visite photos on the each side of each page, for a total of 40 photos. THIS ALBUM IS RARE, BEING 100% COMPLETE, MISSING NO CdeVs, WHICH IS NOT COMMON TO FIND. NICE BROWN LEATHER MATCHING EMBOSSED PATTERN ON THE FRONT & BACK, gold trimmed pages, and a matched pair of PERFECTLY ORIGINAL brass hinges (Important, as one or more of these hinges is often missing), but BOTH OF THEM ON THIS ALBUM ARE THERE & PERFECT.The album is in very good condition overall, the binding is in good condition, and all the photos are excellent. A VERY NICE, EARLY, UNTOUCHED, COMPLETELY FULL Civil War period CdV ALBUM.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photograph Albums". The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.