This fine tooled leather early Patent photo album displays 8 CDVs at once, 4 to each page side.
There are 18 gild edged pages with room for 144 images in total.
88 of the openings are filled with a mix of later American CDVs taken at numerous States showing women with fancy hair styles and attire, men with creative facial hair including full beards, sullen teens and babies in their finest. All were trimmed to fit according to album manufacturers instructions. Care must be taken when adding or removing the images.
Fancy inside front pages stating the patent dates and other information such as “Hinged Back” Altemus Patent Album. Please see one of my photos illustrating that invention. The bottom of the spine is also embossed with the patent date.
The gild edged pages are clean with just a few blemishes such as 4 small tears as well as a brown stain at the top of 6 pages. Clean index and original fancy gilded brass hardware.
The spine needed some reinforcement at the front top & bottom. All is sound. The pages turn with ease which is amazing considering that the album’s leather covered metal rod hinges are over 150 years old.
The album is very heavy. It measures 10” x 8” x 2 ¼ ‘” FREE SHIPPING
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Large Patent Photo Album Dated 1863 Altemus & Co. Philadelphia with 88 CDV Photos
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