The inscription on the inside front page of this Antique German Leather Album is dated 1871. All 104 CDVs (cartes de visite) are original to the album. None added, none removed. There are 20 empty openings at the back. The reverse of 2 photos are visible with the back marks of Stuttgart and Bath Kreuznacht. The CDVs are an interesting mix of well to do attractive Men, Women and children. One young fellow is a dead wringer for the young Boris Becker. There is at least one man in uniform. Others wear collegiate head gear.
The condition is excellent. No tears but some foxing. The openings are surrounded by rows of embossing. The leather cover has faded to a mellow patina over the years. The brass hardware including the crest match the bright gilding of the page edges. The initials are A.K.G. There is a hand written ink verse of endearment dated as mentioned above. I could translate it but it wouldn't rime. No damage other than 2 minor blemishes where the clasps are situated. Measures 11 1/4" h x 9" w x 1 3/4" thick. ( 28.5 x 23 x 4.5 cm) FREE SHIPPING
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