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Photograph album 72

Description

This is a large and very ornate album. The cover has a raised illustration of William Tell surrounded by blue plush. The album contains cabinet photos, generally measuring approximately 4" x 5". There are also some tintypes and cartes de visite in the back of the album.

These are mostly in excellent condition, probably due to their burnished surfaces (burnishing as a method of finishing photographs came into use in the 1880s). They are probably family pictures and many are identified. Some interesting ones are: a portrait of a boy with long curls in a little Lord Fauntleroy suit; a carte de visite of "The Flume" in Fanconia Notch, New Hampshire; and a cabinet photo of a dog with the caption "dear old Jack Rollins of 88 North Street, Cambridge, in the 1890s."

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph album : plush cover
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of the family and friends of Edgar Rollins
GUSN
268439
Reference Code
PC009.072

Record details

Other People
Tell, Wilhelm
Descriptive Terms
boys
burnishing (photography)
portraits
suits (main garments)
waterfalls (natural bodies of water)
Material Type
cabinet photographs
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
photograph albums
tintypes (prints)
Subjects
Dogs
Places
Franconia Notch State Park (Grafton county, New Hampshire) [state park]
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

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