What a find! I was totally enthralled when I saw this online! From the 1800’s, and including photos from the 1860’s forward, this photo album is in wonderful condition. Yes, you can see a little wear and tear at the edges and on top, but to be around 135 years old, it is in fabulous shape! Much better than many old photo albums I’ve seen in antique stores and online! Plus, it has 149 photos included! Just think what I have to share with you!
The album is very heavy – like a family bible. The cover is very think and is carved in an attractive pattern – the acorns and leaves representative of a family tree of photos? The closure needs just a little attention – I’ll see if Ritchey can help with that – looks like the pin needs to be put back in the slot. The pages are gold edged.
This is one of the pages – even taken with my camera you can see most of the photos are quite nice – a few are faint and have spots, but not many!
Isn’t this a gorgeous photo – beautifully dressed woman with lace shawl! Many of the photos are identified, but not all. Just received yesterday I haven’t had the luxury to sit and peruse to my heart’s content! I know two last names in the album – Ballemy and Erler.
Another great page of photos! Just look at those dresses!
One actual photo – what a beautiful woman! Such detail to her dress and simplicity in her hair style! Although we cannot see all the sleeve, I would guess this to be taken in the 1890’s. Photo by T. C. Partridge, 8 Sepulchre Street, Sudbury. No name on this photo. Just imagine what will follow!