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Posted 4 years ago


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This leather tintype album measures about 3 1/2" X 2" and holds gem sized tintypes. The album has 12 pages and could hold 48 images.

It was never completely filled and the original owner chose not to put images back to back. That decision most likely saved the binding and unlike most albums the pages are not separating from the binding.

Overall it is in remarkable condition and holds 17 total images.

Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.



  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    It's in amazing condition considering it's age.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks david-- it is in much better condition than is typcially found.

  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Would these have been produced in this size so that people could easily carry the album with them?
  4. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the comments david. I would think that the novelty of a "miniature photo album" was primary, but certainly portability could have been part of the decision as well.

    Original sales literature or patent information may shed some light on this discussion.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks longings and buss!

  6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking shughs!

  7. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks moonstone-- if you are interested in unusual antique photographs, I have numerous other postings of antique images on Collectors Weekly!

  8. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks mtg and chrissy.

  9. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking leighann.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking sanhardin and antigue toys!


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