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Unidentified manufacturer (American) 
Thermoplastic Album, front 
1865-1870 (ca) 
  
Photograph album 
6 x 4.75 ins (15.3 x 12 cm) 
  
Private collection of Pam Ferrazzutti 
 
LL/45257 
  
Both Thermoplastic covers are identical having a large central cut-out in the shape of a flower exposing the underlying brown velvet.
The once purple but now faded to brown velvet spine is embossed with a floral design and the word "ALBUM".
The gold lithographed inside front cover page reads: "Photograph Album". It is marked "M. Bradley, Springfield, Mass". That would be The Bradley Litho Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts. Milton Bradley is credited with having launched the board game industry.
All CDV openings are surrounded by 3 gilded outlines which was typical of American albums of the Civil War era. The album's 20 pages can accomodate 40 CDVs. Gild decorated blank index. Fancy gilded brass clasps.
 
Thermoplastic cover maker is unknown
Page maker is Bradley Litho Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts. 
 

 
  
 
  
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