[Fotografica] - Photo album [Ladies, gentlemen, Catholic clergy and nuns. With handwritten]: "Souvenir de mon [...] Oncle"
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[Fotografica] - Photo album [Ladies, gentlemen, Catholic clergy and nuns. With handwritten]: "Souvenir de mon [...] Oncle" - [Belgium] - [N.publ.] - [ca 1860-1900] - pp - Album - 22 x 28 cm.
Condition: Good - spine somewhat faded, some compartments with tears, but well preserved as a whole and very attractive.
Antique 19th century 'Album photo' by Familie Noppen with 86 old photographs (period ca 1860-1900); family photos, 'cartes de vistite', cabinet photos with portraits of, among others, Pope Pius IX (1875) and mostly Catholic pastors, brothers and nuns. Some with handwritten name and date. Origin Belgium (probably Bruges).
¶ Beautiful purple velvet binding with padded boards and gilt edges. Also contains a portrait of two children with a dog (a Flat-coated retriever?), Distinguished young ladies, elderly ladies and gentlemen, whether or not leaning on a chair or sitting with a book in their hand, and a hand-coloured photo (ca 10.5 x 16 cm) of a gentleman with an impressive mustache.
Some names of photographers / photo studios: L. Ooms from Diest; Buyle & Lahmer, Gand (Ghent); Levaque, Jules Geruzet and Charles Figge from Bruxelles.
* More pictures available on request.