Victorian Child Trade Card Album c.1885 Special w/ 177 chromolitho color imagesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[19th Century Scrap Books created for children by parents, trade cards, Chromolithographs, art of chromolithography, color printing].
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Victorian Trade Card Album. Created by a New England mother for her young son. All images intended to be seen by a young child. Color album, a visual treat.
Published c. 1880-85, East coast, U.S. Most of the trade cards appear to date c. 1882-83, album was likely issued and compiled around this time.
Embossed decoratively stamped covers, elaborate ornamented borders with central floral gilt lettering to both covers. Folding open accordion format book, contains 177 chromolithographed color images, all individually printed, including a nice assortment of cards with gold reflective ink, numerous die-cuts, many rare miniatures, etc.
Unique, one-of-a-kind album created for Willis E. Chandler of Rhode Island (near Providence) by his mother. Clearly a very special album intended as a keepsake for the little boy it was created for, not as a play toy for his daily handling and browsing. Easy to imagine the very young child sitting in his mother's lap while she flipped through the book with him, showing him the different images in color.
Clean and well preserved, a special and very nice 19th century scrapbook survival. Price represents c. $3/ printed image.
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Book measures: 8 1/4" H X 11" W.