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Photograph Albums – with movable page marker

Open House Miniatures - Victorian Photograph Album with tasselled page marker

At just over 7/8th of an inch (2.4cm) tall and just under 1 and 1/2 inches (3.7cm) wide, these are a bit smaller than the other photograph albums that I make.

They have a separate gutter between the pages, which is how a great many albums were originally constructed, and this design allows the – relatively thick album pages  to lie flat without straining the binding.

These examples are  fixed open flat, and have a moveable page marker that can be arranged – or removed entirely – to suit the situation.

The pages are reproduced from a Victorian album and are crisp and clean, and have painted gilt edges.

The photographs are miniature reproductions of Victorian originals and are printed on professional quality, matt photographic paper and inset into the pages.

The cover is made from soft, very dark brown, leather – which has been recycled from an old handbag.

Please note – this handmade item is not a ‘toy’, it is a ‘collector’s item’

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Victorian Photograph Album – properly bound

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This miniature album is fractionally over 1 inch (2.5cm) in height.

It contains 10 photographs from the mid to late 1800s, reproduced on professional quality matt photographic paper, and these are arranged in date order.

The three sets of photographs shown here will be in the album that you receive – I vary the remaining two sets, so that each album is unique.

The photographs are inset within the decorated pages and the pages have faded “gilt” trim.

The internal spine is reinforced with finest silk for added strength and durability.

When new the binding is fairly tight and has a “memory” – when it has been opened it will need to be put it under a light weight for a while, it will then “remember” to stay fully closed again.

The covers are reproduced from a Victorian album and are made of 200gsm, acid free, lightly textured paper. They have a protective glaze and have the look and feel of very fine leather.

Please note – this handmade item is not a “toy” – it is a “collector’s item.

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Open House Miniatures - Victorian dolls' house photograph album (fixed open)

These miniature albums  just fractionally over 1 inch (2.5cm) high and just over 1 and 1/2 inches (4cm) wide and 1/16th of an inch (2mm) thick.

The pages of the albums are reproduced from a Victorian album and retain the fading and marking due to their age.

The photographs are miniature reproductions of Victorian originals and are printed on professional quality matt photographic paper and inset in the pages.

I try to vary the photographs in the albums as much as possible but, as detail disappears fairly quickly, my choice is  more limited with the smaller sized images.

They have flat leather ‘covers’  and these are usually made from soft, fine leather from recycled old gloves and handbags.

The pages have faded gilt edges and each has a worn silk ribbon page marker.

These albums are fixed open and do not close.

Please note – these handmade items are not ‘toys’, they are ‘collector’s items’

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I find these really difficult to photograph too…

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