This Antique German Art Nouveau photo album bears the Patent date Sept. 27, 1892 impressed into the celluloid on the lower inside edge, please see my photo. In addition the gilded clasp is marked "Patent ANG" Which stands for "Patent angemeldet" German for "Patent Pending". It's always a bonus when photo albums are this well marked.
The condition is excellent. No photos but it will hold 24 Cabinet Cards and 16 CDVs. All photo openings have gilded Art Nouveau decorations surrounding them. There are a few tears, I counted 5 plus a few tiny ones. No paper is missing. The front inside cover page is also present as are all sheets of paper separating the photos. Both covers are celluloid, the back cover being plain. In perfect condition, no splits or bruised corners. The velvet spine shows a little wear but retains its rich emerald green color. The clasp is in excellent working order. The binding is sound and the pages move with ease. These Antique photo albums should be viewed while resting on a book cradle to preserve them another 120 or so years.
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