19th-century Brown family photograph album, with scenes from India, Australia, Scotland, and England

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Published by c. 1870s, 1870
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Title: 19th-century Brown family photograph album, ...

Publisher: c. 1870s

Publication Date: 1870

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

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19th-century Brown family photograph album, with scenes from India, Australia, Scotland, and England. 155 vintage albumen print photographs (a few hand-colored) mounted on 27 album leaves, the majority displayed through window mounts and captioned in pencil, comprising: 136 cartes-de-visite (3-3/4 x 2-1/4 in.), 6 large format prints (approx. 7-1/4 x 9-1/2 in.), 9 cabinet card-sized prints (approx. 4 x 6 in.) and 5 smaller-sized prints (approx. 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 in.). 4to. ca. 1870s. Contemporary mid-19th century green pebbled morocco over beveled boards, covers tooled to a panel design with citron morocco onlay tooled in repeating interlocking rope pattern, a.e.g., metal clasp. Some scuffing to covers, photographs generally near fine, with just a few nicks or scratches. Provenance: Madeline Force Brown (gift inscription from Charles and Edith Hill, 21 October 1869, on first blank). Vintage photograph album from the last quarter of the 19th-century, with some 155 photographs of the Brown family and relatives, including surnames Hernderson, Ramsay, Callum, Brownell and many others. Evidently a large family with holdings in Scotland the estates of Attadale and Dunach are pictured here as well as connections in India and Australia. Nearly all of the photographs are captioned in pencil on the mount two large-format photographs are group shots, titled "India," and some of the individual carte-de-visite and cabinet prints were photographed by Bourne and Shepherd, Calcutta (including one Walter Brown in costume as "'Masamiello,' Government House, Calcutta, 31st Dec. 1870.") Other photographers credited are Johnstone,O'Shannessy & Co., Melbourne, and Eliot & Fry, London. The Scottish landscape painter Horatio McCulloch is pictured here, and three cabinet card-sized photographs of a cricket match are found at the end of the album. A finely bound album, with interesting and visually rich content. Bookseller Inventory # JC11748

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