This album is one of 2 of this design that I have listed here. Both have the same embossed leather covers or boards but there are differences. One has 2 clasps, the other just a central one. The pages are slightly different and the indexes have different colors. One is near Mint whereas this one shows some wear.
This small c1865 American Carte de Visite (CDV) tooled leather photo album has original gilded brass clasps, front inside cover page bearing the maker's name and blank Index. Made by the Roberts Brothers of Boston, Mass, the 15 pages will hold 30 CDVs or tintypes. Written in delicate ink script on the inside left cover page : "Mr. James Robertson 1865". It had 5 Canadian CDVs in it when I bought it some years ago. I have left them for the new owner. The album is in fine condition with only minor issues such as small tears to 5 pages and smudges to some. The pages turn with ease. The front inside page needed reinforcing as can be seen from my photo. The gild edged openings are of the earlier rectangular variety. This handsome antique photo album measures 6.25" x 5" x 1.5" FREE SHIPPING
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