[Carte-de-visite album with photographs of French stage personalities]

[Carte-de-visite album with photographs of French stage personalities]

Bound volume

[Carte-de-visite album with photographs of French stage personalities]

ca. 1865
Bound volume with albumen silver prints
Overall: 6 1/8 × 8 7/8 × 2 1/2 in. (15.5 × 22.5 × 6.3 cm)
Image (each opening): 3 5/16 × 2 in. (8.4 × 5.1 cm)
Paper (page): 5 5/8 × 8 11/16 in. (14.3 × 22 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company, ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
1981.1226.0001-0050
DescriptionContains ninety-nine portraits of theatre personalities, including Rachel Bernhardt and Sarah Bernhardt. Bound in patterned wood and mother-of-pearl inlay cover with metal border and two hinged clasps.
Inscriptions Stamped in black ink, on front end sheet, recto, BC: 3253 [in pencil] \ Eastman Historical \ Photographic Collection
Inscribed in pencil, on printed two octagonal labels applied to front end sheet, recto, TR: No. 204 / 45
Inscribed in ink, on front end sheet on applied scalloped-oval label, verso, TL: Collection \ G. Cromer
Inscribed in pencil (Cromer's hand), on front end sheet, verso, TC: [two lines of erased and illegible script]
Inscribed in pencil, on most album pages, B: [erased script]

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