Photographic equipment

Object Number: 
2002.1.3085
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Paper, glass
Dimensions: 
4 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1/2 in.
Description: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group