Title Album of Trade Cards, Photographs and Other Ephemera
Binding Half Leather, Marbled Boards
Book Condition Very Good
Seller ID 003129
8vo. 18 by 16 cm. Unpaginated, 82 pp. The exception aspect of the album is surely the photographs. Among them is a photo of two boys and a girl with toys (a toy drum, a toy shotgun, a wagon), a bonneted little girl posing next to an open ABC, a photo with the title "An Evening at Home" showing a large family making music, playing with blocks, etc. as parent's sternly or patiently look on; three ladies having tea while dressed in what was then old-fashioned dress; children "Listening to the Birds", a smiling baby (at a time when smiling was uncommon in photos), a tot with roly poly toy, and a few others. Among the many stock trade cards are those by Louis Prang. There are also several items from the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, including a card of one of its exhibition halls. The album doesn't necessarily have an overarching theme, but it is neatly compiled. The leather is heavily rubbed and has abrasions. The papers in the album are brittle. Otherwise tight, with the contents well-preserved.