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Victorian Photo Album Woman In Boat Celluloid Blue Velvet Back 1880s Cabinet Cards

American vintage

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  • $ 8800


This is an antique celluloid photo album with a celluloid front and velvet back cover dating to 1880-1910.

The front features an embossed frame featuring a romantic picture of a woman in a boat with flowers.

The spine and back are floral velvet. The celluloid album measures 9 inches high by 12 inches wide when closed by 2.5 inches thick.

The only marks are on a plate of the clasp and list various patent numbers ending with one dating to 1904. The album has an incorporated metal stand on the back.

There are 14 double sided cardboard pages with floral and swag design, some with 2 openings each and some with 3. There are 3 cabinet photos still in the album. The album is in very good used vintage condition with intact celluloid cover but does have a few holes in the velvet on the back.

Several of the pages have minor tears where the photos are put in or have been taken out and one page has been creased and bent. Part of the clasp has been replaced at some time.

But the album is a great piece of Victoriana and would be a great decorative accent.

The cover design is really lovely and it is so good to have intact celluloid.


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