EXCELLENT Antique CDV Photo Album, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, w/Original Photos, Canton, Illinois. DESCRIPTION: This is as nice an example of an original antebellum/Civil War period Carte de Visite (CDV) photo album THAT YOU WILL FIND. Used to hold THE MOST POPULAR PHOTO MEDIUM OF THE DAY, Carte de Visites. ALL THE PHOTOS IN THIS ALBUM ARE OF THE CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE, AND SHOWN WEARING CIVIL WAR FASHIONS, SO IT IS TRULY A CIVIL WAR DATED ALBUM, NOT THE LATER VICTORIAN STYLE.
Nice to find an actual CIVIL WAR PErIOD ALBUM! This is a smaller album, having 15 pages, made to hold 30 standard size carte de visites. It measures standard CdV album size, 6 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/2 thick.
It has a page in the front to list the specific photo descriptions. NICE C de V ALBUM, WITH BEAUTIFUL BROWN & GOLD LEATHER EMBOSSED PATTERN ON THE FRONT & BACK and gold trimmed pages.BOTH OF THE ORIGINAL FANCY MATCHED BRASS HINGES TO HOLD IT TOGETHER ARE STILL THERE AND WORK PERFECTLY (the tiny closing tab on one is missing). Album is in excellent condition overall, including binding, covers, and pages. As indicated, MOST OF THE ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR CdV's AND A FEW TINTYPES ARE STILL PRESENT!!! There are 23 out of 30 available spots.
It appears many of them are related, as similar photographer backgrounds can be seen. Some of the visible CdV's are from CANTON, OHIO, a western town at the time and current home of the football hall of fame. This is a particularly GREAT CDV ALBUM OVERALL. MOST OF THE ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR PERIOD PHOTOS, and it is in RELATIVELY GREAT CONDITION VS.MOST THAT YOU FIND TODAY!!! It could be added to your antique photo or photo album collection as is, or THE ALBUM CAN BE USED TO STORE PERIOD CDV'S FROM YOUR OWN PERIOD PHOTO COLLECTION. Simply a fantastic album, ONE OF THE BEST YOU WILL EVER FIND, and a great gift idea. And of course, the 23 pictures can be kept in it or added to your collection.
The item "Perfect Antique ANTEBELLUM / CIVIL WAR Carte de Visite Album &Photos, Canton Ill" is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts.This item can be shipped worldwide.