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England album

Item consists of brown, textured, hardcover, leather-bound album with decorative flower detailing on cover. Leather has worn off the spine. Pages are an off-white colour with decorative gold embossing and illustrative floral detail. Photographs slide in between two pieces of card that make each page and hold them in place.

Photographs are mostly portraits of one or two figures taken in studios across England, primarily around London, in towns and cities that include Brighton, Luton, Woburn, Tavistock, Bedford, Northampton and London. One photograph was made at J. C. Waler & Co. at 147 Yonge Street, Toronto.The address written inside the cover of the album is 61 High Street Ridgmont Bedford. Some notes and captions are written under and on the back of a few of the photographs in pencil and black ink. Inserted in the front page of the album are two loose pages with personal notes dated 1847 and 1881.

Studio names include: Chenhall & Son, The American Photo Co., W. Hall & Son, Powell Studios, T. Miller - Artist, Photo Artist - Lewes,

Names: W, M, Francis, T.G. Roberts The County Tea Exchange and Provision Warehouse [address was 45 & 46 High Street]

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Canterbury cathedral and girl

Two pairs of photographs originally grouped together. Two photographs are of a girl seated on a miniature chaise longue in front of garden wall, and two photographs are of the interior of Canterbury Cathedral. The cathedral photographs have both been written on verso in pencil "Canterbury Cathedral," and individually in ink, "Presbytery and Archbishop Bourchier's Tomb" and "Effigy of the Black Prince from his Tomb."

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Sweden album

Item consists of brown textured hardcover leather bound album with decorative flower detailing on cover. A metal coat of arms is attached to the centre of the cover and a metal latch is attached to keep the album closed. Leather has worn off the spine. The spine is in delicate condition and pages are coming loose. Pages are an off-white colour with decorative gold embossing. Photographs are slid in between two pieces of card with cutouts to view the images and hold them in place. Some photographs have a year and/or a name written on them in black ink.
Photographs are portraits taken primarily in Swedish photography studios, mostly in Gothenburg, although there is one that was taken in New York City. They are primarily single-subject portraits, but occassionally feature a small group. All have been posed for and taken in a studio.

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