Photograph album 77

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1869

GUSN

GUSN-268452

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Description

This is an unusually flashy album. The decoration seems to be more the point of the album than the photographs inside. The cover has a raised pattern of deer made of wood. On the inside back cover is a music box (not working now). There is a dedication to "Lizzie C. Atkins, Boston 1869" on the first page. An index on two loose sheets in the front of the album lists sitters and subjects. Many of these are not portraits but commercial cartes de visite. A few are drawings with humorous captions. Other cartes de visite are from Ireland, Scotland, London, Germany, Rome and Paris and were probably bought on a trip. There are some prints of sculpture and paintings. There are also portraits of royalty and famous people, such as the singer Adelina Patti.

Details

Descriptive Terms

drawings (visual works)
humor
royalty (nobility)
singers
travel photography
paintings (visual works)
sculpture (visual work)
photograph albums
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
music boxes
wood (plant material)

Physical Description

1 photograph album : wood pattern cover

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.077

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances D. Smith

Places

Republic of Ireland
Scotland (United Kingdom) [country]
London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Germany
Rome (Roma province, Latium, Italy)
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
music boxes
wood (plant material)

Other People

Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919

Description Level

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