A light brown booklet covered with a rough grained textured paper, debossed on the front with a gold frame around a floral pattern surrounding the word "Photographs" in elaborately stylized typeface. Inside the front cover in an oval frame are the words "Samuel Bowles & Company/ Springfield, Mass./ Manufacture/ 50 Different Styles of Albums,/ Ranging in price from/ 25 Cents to $10.00 and Upwards.", and on the inside rear cover "Samuel Bowles & Company/ Sole Manufacturer/ Springfield, Mass./ Patented March 16, 1869./ Directions for Inserting the Cards..." with directions for placing photos into the approximately 10 paper sleeves with oval openings for displaying the image.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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