Vienna to London
No place listed: No publisher listed, 1884. Leather bound. [PHOTO ALBUM]. Folio; 64 cream-colored mat board leaves; three-quarters black pebbled-leather over dark green textured cloth, gilt-stamped title to front board, beveled edges; 5 raised band spine, blind-stamped ornaments, gilt-stamped date “1884”; all edges gilt; gray marbled endpapers; 161 albumen and collotype photographs mounted on cream-colored mat board, some signed, sizes vary from the smallest, 3” x 4” to largest 7” x 9”, although most are in a mid-range of about 3 ½” x 5”; laid in is a 10pp manuscript with photograph descriptions corresponding to the hand-numbered mat boards; five mat boards have been removed as evidenced by the skip in pagination from the small pencil numbering of pages in the upper right corner, and from the owner’s written listing of images; scuffing to boards, a few finger smudges, one photograph with a creased edge; very good. Very good. Item #1295
A large photography album of natural scenery, street scenes, buildings and bridges, and works of art stretching from Vienna to London, passing through Germany and Switzerland.
Images can be attributed to:
Pascal Amarante by his monogram;
Albert Bonnier by his initial signature “AB;”
Dresden photographer Rudolf Tamme using a blind-stamp oval in the lower right corner of the photograph “F&O Brockmann’s Nachf., R.Tamme, Dresden,” (or the Nachflagor or the successor to Brockmann);
Photographische Gesellschaft, Berlin (Berlin Photographic Company with offices in Berlin, London and New York) using a blind-stamp;
German photographer C. Hertel by his printed name;
J. Patrick (John? or James?) by his printed name;
Two Scottish photographers, James Valentine by his initial signature “JV,” and George Washington Wilson by his initial signature “GWW.” Two unidentified photographers have signed their work “X Phot.” and “Davis’s Series.”.