Springfield, Mass. Samuel Bowles & Co., 1852. Original album. Hardcover. The 40 cartes-de-visite are fitted into windows edged in gilt and labeled in pencil. Includes several tintypes as well as albumen prints. Compartmented morocco binding, elaborately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, decorated brass clasps. Spine title: "Auto Photographic Album." Measures 7.25" x 5" x 2.25" Very Good. Item #039873
Photos and names include: Aunt Jane Nichols, photo by G.W. Butler; Horace Bray Crosby; Proctor Nichols, photo by M.F. King, Portland, Maine; Alice Nichols, photo by J.H. Lamson, Portland, Maine; unidentified man and woman, photos by Augustus Hatch, Bath, Maine; unidentified woman, photo by J.J. Variell, Gardner, Maine; Barry Twins, two photos by J.J. Lamson, Portland, Maine; William Nichols, two photos by Levi Morse, Thomaston, Maine; four unidentified, photos by C.H. Pierce and Geo. W. Butler of Bath, Maine; Lydia Fisher, photo by Lamson; Martha Fisher Crosby, photo by Lamson; seven unidentified, most photos by Bath, Maine photographers; Eleanor Rae Crosby; five unidentified women and couples; Horace Crosby; three unidentified; Charles Lee Crosby; unidentified young couple; Alfred Berry; Frances Crosby Berry; unidentified. [We have not removed any photographs to determine whether other information is found on the versos. With the album, we include a 1995 reprint of SIMON CROSBY THE EMIGRANT: His English Ancestry and Some of His American Descendants, by Eleanor Davis Crosby, Boston, 1914.].