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Victorian Christmas Album from my great, great grandmother to my grandmother

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    Posted 8 years ago

    wolcott1
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    This is what the album I have already posted parts of looks like. Leather and cloth bound including inscription, and more pictures. The pages are cloth.
    Thanks for looking!

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      This really is "out there'!
      But then that is it's charm; the images challenge the eye and require you to ponder and seek a solution.The cat on a chair and the the search for a coconut up a tree.
      What a treat!
      At university my professor of Italian Frederick May gave us "Supplementary Documents" that we could use as stimulus material in an exam. She was some thoughtful woman to put this stuff together. Treasure it!
    2. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thanks Scandi, it really is a testament to a grandmother's love, all of that work. Vetraio, if you think this is "out there" you should see my mother's collages. The creative element is definitely is in the genes! I love the playfulness of the way the subjects are sometimes arranged in the album. Historically, the themes of nature and the natural world are very Victorian. Thanks Vet, I do treasure it :)
    3. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thanks Officalfuel!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Was she a teacher?
      The binding is really beautiful too!
      Tooled maroccan. The leather 'insert' is a very nice touch.
      Perhaps she was a book-binder?
      I love paper marbling. I did some myself as a kid.
    5. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      My great, great gran was not a teacher. My guess it that was not uncommon to make scrap books in the 1880's and to have leather bound books was not unusual as well. But who knows, she could have made the actual album herself, it just never occurred to me. Thanks Vetraio.
    6. SMD SMD, 8 years ago
      This is truly a special piece, and amazing that i remains in the same family.
    7. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thanks so much SMD! I love your children's book collection.
    8. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 8 years ago
      A new addition ! I love the way she used different pics to complete themes.Very cool wolcott !!!!
    9. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thanks Hedge :)
    10. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thanks Bellin68!
    11. Love.anything.old Love.anything.old, 8 years ago
      This is so neat and the coloring is still sharp. What a wonderful treasure to have in the family.
    12. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Thank you Love.anything.old, I am so grateful to have it!
    13. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 8 years ago
      Ah there's the new profile pic in the far right top corner !! I was wondering if it came from this album. Very cool wolcott !!!! : )
    14. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      Haha, right you are, thanks Hedge! ;))
    15. wolcott1 wolcott1, 7 years ago
      Thanks Michelle!
    16. wolcott1 wolcott1, 7 years ago
      Thanks Packrat and Weekly!

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