Today I’m offering a very attractive burgundy colored leather Civil War Era Photo Album with 25 gild edged pages holding 25 CDVs (Cartes de Visites) and 21 tintypes, a mix of Studio and Traveling Car images. Most are in excellent condition, 3 tintypes are too dark. 3 CDVs bear Tax Stamps . (Revenue stamps were used on CDVs between Sept. 1, 1864 and Aug. 1, 1866). Please see my photo.
10 pages are empty providing room for 40 more images. They are in mint condition never having been used. The other pages show various degrees of handling over the years. 3 of the pages had to be reinforced. Some small tears, light smudges and soiling, consistent with age and use. This American Made Photo Album is over 150 years old and still looks fabulous. The binding is perfect, very solid. No flaws. The gilded and embossed boards are decorated with 8 Mother of Pearl rests and 2 larger disks. The original brass clasps are present and snap open and shut nicely.
All pages bear the publisher’s NY initials “E & H. T. A.” The gilding is as bright as the day it was applied. In addition it shows off gauffered edges of a floral design. The 4 gilded end papers are also in excellent condition.
There is an elaborate inside front page and 2 fancy empty index pages.
From my collection, never offered before. A gorgeous heavy CDV album measuring 9 ½” X 6” X 2 1/4”
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Antique Civil War Era CDV Photo Album with Images
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