Scarce MOSTLY FULL Antique Leather Padded Carte de Visite Photo Album, Containing 90% Of Original Owner's Antebellum/Civil War/Victorian Pictures!! Woman't Album, Largely Filled With Women & Children & Couple Images. 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 that day. THIS ONE IS EXTREMELY SPECIAL AS IT IS VIRTUALLY FULL OF ITS ORIGINAL PERIOD CdVs!!
Also, EXTREMELY UNUSUAL AND RARE IN THAT IT APPEARS TO BE A WOMAN'S ALBUM....... MANY OF THE PHOTO SUBJECTS ARE CHILDREN AND WOMEN.
Also some nice pairs of married folk and couples. This is a nice album, containing.
25 pages, with room for 2 standard size carte de visite photos per page...... For a totol capacity of 50 CdeV's. THIS ALBUM IS ABOUT 90% COMPLETE, MISSING ONLY 6 CdeVs FROM BEING COMPLETELY FULL, WHICH IS VIRTUALLY UNHEARD OF. The photos are mostly CdeV's, with a few CdV size tintypes.
NICE BROWN LEATHER EMBOSSED PATTERN ON THE FRONT & BACK, gold trimmed pages, and a fancy, intact perfectly working original brass hinge One or more of these hinges is often missing, but THE ONE ON THIS ALBUM IS PERFECT. The album is in very good condition overall, including binding and covers and pages. It also STILL HAS ALL 8 OF THE ORIGINAL WHITE TABLE BUMPERS, again, often missing. Very nice, and scarce, to find a Civil War period album still with most of the original owner's photos!!!!They also could be removed if desired to use it to hold YOUR collection of original CdVs!! Measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" x 2 1/4 thick. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.