Picturesque Holyoke Massachusetts New England 1880 folio 20 albumen photo prints


Picturesque Holyoke


Issued Massachusetts, c. 1870-80's, W.P. Allen, Gardner Mass. 

 20 albumen-type "Autoglyph print" photographic images on heavy coated paper stock. Includes panoramic views and nice scenes within the city and surrounding region.

The unique and pleasing reproduction method of this so-called "autoglyph" method results in a sharp, near crystal clear image, meaning you can read most of the text seen in any sign on a building, street, advertisement, etc.

Period oblong 1/4 leather binding, cloth boards, ornate gilt title to front board.

Binding worn, shaken and now only in Fair to Good condition. Spine & corner leather heavily dried, chipped and worn; inner hinges cracked rendering boards somewhat loose. 

Overall sound and despite any flaws, still a very scarce 19th century pictorial souvenir book well worthy of ownership for any collection and/ or display.

We've done our best to photograph the item so you can see the condition and we've tried to mention any flaws or issues.

Measures c. 13 1/2" W x 10 3/4" H.

Folio. Oblong format.


A picture is worth a thousand words. Please examine pictures closely, as what you see is what we will send you.

[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].

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