China Chinese scenery views 1950's unique Scrapbook album 37 color printsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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1950's Scrapbook album of Chinese scenery & views- 37 color prints.
Images from c. 1955.
37 color prints mounted onto 20 leaves, each pasted into album by the original maker/ owner.
Unique and one-of-a-kind scrapbook created mid-20th century. Filled with color printed Chinese produced images of Chinese locations. Interesting print quality to the paper, ink and methods, the prints are unique to this Asian location and era in appearance.
The album pages themselves are also fascinating from a paper-making perspective. They are quite thick, likely Chinese made, and of varying sizes and finishes.
The album is clearly an amateur production and it seems possible (likely) it was created using random stray pieces of heavy paper. Once filled with different images, these were removed long ago and replaced by the color view images the album now contains.
Book measures: 6" H X 9 3/4" W.