Rare IDENTIFIED, MOSTLY FULL Antique Leather Padded Carte de Visite Photo Album, Containing 65%+ Of Original Owner's Antebellum/Civil War/Victorian Pictures!! 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 and tintypes, the most popular photo medium of that day.
THIS ONE IS EXTREMELY SPECIAL AS IT STILL CONTAINS MOST OF ITS ORIGINAL PERIOD CdVs & many tintypes!! Also, EXTREMELY UNUSUAL AND RARE IN THAT IT CONTAINS MANY CHILDREN, PAIRS OF MARRIED FOLKS/COUPLES, AND WOMEN.MOST RARE IS THAT IT IS NAMED ON THE FRONT WITH THE OWNER'S NAME, ELIJAH WEAVER. 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 70% COMPLETE, WHICH IS VIRTUALLY UNHEARD OF. The photos are mostly CdeV's, with a number of CdV size tintypes. I can of course not be sure if all the photos that were originally in it are there, but certainly many and conceivably all. 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 binding is in good condition, and the rest is in excellent condition overall, including 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 with the owner's name on it, and still containing 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.
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