Among the lovely presents I was given by my nearest and dearest at Christmas was this precious album. I know it doesn't look much. You have to know someone really well to know they'd appreciate a beat up, dusty, old leather bound book full of pictures of long dead strangers. Of course I love it!
The construction is fantastic and I am sure it was an expensive object in its day. Just look at the leather inserts that divide and articulate the board pages.
The album is full of faded photos like these.
There are very few clues as to who the people were but I like to imagine this beauty,
knew this handsome chap!
Or, maybe she preferred a man in uniform!
There's a name on the title page that I should be able to decipher with a magnifying glass.
The reason I'm showing you so much of this book is that I have plans for it. I have ambitions to decorate the album like an illuminated manuscript so I wanted you to see the before pictures and I'll post some of the afters once I've made some progress!
Wish me luck! - Linda