Posted 5 years ago
My great grandmother was the original owner of this photo album. It has been in storage for the past six years because I didn’t want to deal with making the decision of what to do with it. I was always told its age dates before 1900 . My fraternal grandmother was born in 1890, and her baby photo is the first picture in the album. The album is about 10.5 in. by 8.5 in. and 2 inches thick. The cover is a soft cloth, almost like a velvet. You can see by my pictures, the binding is torn, some of the material is missing, and it's very soiled. I haven’t talked to a professional yet about having it restored. I know many book restorers could replace the entire cover with new. Or, I could just have it cleaned and repaired as best they can, or I could just leave it the way it is. I’m not going to throw it away. The photos in the album are in great shape. I’ll put some in my next posting. Help!!! I know everyone out there must have an opinion.