This leather photo album has a brown leather cover with embossed flowers. The clasp is marked E.P. & Co. Patent No. 257431. This patent was granted to Edward Poses in 1884 for an extensible clasp for books. The title page has American Scenery Album Decorated with Sketches from Nature with the E. P. & Co. The pages are sepia printed with gilded highlights. There are a total of 18 double sided photo pages. The photo pages accommodate 36 cabinet photographs or 4" x 51/2"-6" sizes. In addition to the title page 8 pages have sepia lithographs of American scenes and foliage. Scenes include Niagara Falls, The Capitol, The Coast of Florida, Harper's Ferry, The Upper Mississippi, Canon of Las Animas CO, Cliff House CA, and Yosemite Valley. The cover has some wear. The pages have very light soil. I see no tears. The book measures 11 1/2" x 9". This would make a great album for your photos of your vacations in America.
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