Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 281
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
American student's souvenir album with more than 50 classmates' photographs, many with charming Victorian sentiments. Gem-size oval albumen prints and one tintype, each approximately one inch (2.5 cm.) in diameter. 8vo, dark green morocco, backstrip partially detached; several pages loose. 1862-1863

Additional Details

with--Eastman Business College album with 55 personalized photographic stamps of students, friends, and the faculty; each is signed and many with an inscription in beautiful calligraphic script; one is annotated by the owner, Ernest Simon. Small 4to, gilt-lettered black seal-grain leather; all edges gilt. 1897.

From the Collection of John Silverstein.

During the 1890s, a local photographer, Charles Gallup, made a practice of photographing Eastman College's students and staff, then copying their images on Genelli or Hayatt multiple-lens cameras. The resulting miniature albumen stamp photos were perforated and gummed, then provided to each student for placement in their handmade graduation albums.