Antique Victorian Red Velvet Photo Album on Stand with 35 Portrait Cabinet Cards

Antique Victorian Red Velvet Photo Album on Stand with 35 Portrait Cabinet Cards c. 1882

Regular price $175.00

 

Product Description:  During the late 1800s - early 1900s from the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, this elegant red velvet photo album was once a keepsake. It sits gracefully on the original stand, with a silver-tone, metal clasp. On the cover, it displays an etched title; “Our Friends” on a diamond shape mirror. It folds out forward and displayed inside are 35 portrait cabinet cards - photographs with names, most likely acquaintances of a previous owner of the album. The clasp bears a patent date and number confirming the album from the late 1800s.

Note:  Refer to “Condition” for additional information

Circa:  Late 1800s - Early 1900s, Patent Date Incised on Clasp on Album: June 6, 1882

Dimensions:  Photo Album (only):  10 ¼” x 8 ¼”
Height Overall with Stand:  10 ¾”
Platform on Stand: 10 ½” x 6 ¼”

Product Weight:   6 pounds 14 ounces

Marks/Identification:  Pat June 6, 82 No. 10133

Colors:  Deep Red and Silver

Country of Origin:  Southeastern Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Condition:  Previously owned - used.  Condition is consistent with age and use. Clasp works as it should. Felt is in good condition with light wear, more on corners. Cabinet cards are in good condition with fading on some cards. The binding/photographs have separated from the album stand (as shown). Written names on paper inserted with most photographs have not been confirmed for accuracy, possibly completed by a previous owner or family member. Photos have been in album for many years, therefore did not attempt to remove them due to the possibility of damage.

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