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« on: April 20, 2015, 07:42:34 AM »

Hello all,

I am developing a new impression and display and was trying to come up with a useful and period way to display my collection of cartes de visite. Could these be kept in an album, and if so, what might an 1860s album look like? Thank you!

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 08:44:20 AM »

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Victorian-Leather-Small-Photograph-Album-Cabinet-Cards-Lovely-/161647343501

Akin to the above approximately 5x7, some double-wide ones are about. Later albums are about 8x10 and have space for our smaller images but are meant for the later cabinet cards.

Empty ones are commonly available (dealers dump the images and sell individually).

Quality varies and even the perfect ones suffer from dry rot, bugs, and foxing.

I personally would raid the scrapbooking section/frame store and make a reasonable facsimile of archival materials. This preserves the original album from more wear and tear and your images from a less than kind environment.

If you do find a good one, treat it to a good archival cover and tissue between the leaves to preserve it.

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 04:23:40 AM »

   Here are two others -
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ANTIQUE-CDV-ALBUM-22-CDVS-7-ONTARIO-CANADA-VARIOUS-USA-/291438933194r

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ANTIQUE-PHOTO-ALBUM-CDV-SIZE-OPENINGS-/251891550842?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3aa5e80a7a

  Would a composite type work?--
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/PRESIDENTS-OF-UNITED-STATES-WASHINGTON-TO-GRANT-RARE-COMPOSITE-CDV-PHOTO-c1870-/191560279301?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c99e1e505
  Quality  CDV copies and graphic design would keep your originals safe.

Frames -- This one is a bit later but gives the general idea  -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Victorian-Eastlake-Picture-Frame-Walnut-w-Porcelain-CDV-Original-/161676984407?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25a4b30057--
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 04:59:16 PM »

The floral design of that first link looks rather Aesthetic movement; did the album construction stay pretty much the same between the 1860s and the 1870s?

This Penn State University Library one, which they've dated 1855-60, is neat because you can leaf through the cover and all the pages:

http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/pccolls/id/68
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 04:08:14 PM »

WOW that is wonderful!

( the young man on pg 09 looks like the lead singer of Fun in the Some Nights video! )
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2015, 03:41:52 AM »

 Unusual one--

http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/item.aspx?id=17251
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2015, 03:51:00 PM »

Cool!
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