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Friendship Album" To Susan" with Asian and other themed Decoupage, Imagery, Watercolors, Drawings, Sentiments, Enigma, etc.. .UK.1847-1854
Price: $1,500.00

Gilt stamp brown leather cover. The introductory page is comprised of a finely executed cut-out handcolored floral spray with a lithograph verse at center.  It is titled "Album" and begins "To Poets, Painters, Enigma and Conundrum Makers and all those who wish to shine in this Literary Society..." Includes numerous applied engraved scenes throughout. Off special note is the decoupage of cut-out Asian themed imagery throughout. Additionally there are watercolors and drawings.  Many sentiments, verses, enigmas, a verse titled 'on the Death of a precious Child', 'The Slave's Dream', 'the Nightingale'.  The majority of the entries are from 1847-1849.   However it appears that someone added a few rather whimsical Victorian scrap embellishments c1880.  Measures . Covers reinforced.
Hair Album - with 43 Hair Works identifed by individual, location and date, . .Ludyard CT, New Providence IN.1839-1842
Price: $2,500.00

Housed in green leather with top flap, the album includes 43 specimens, mostly from Ludyard CT Brooklyn PA and New Providence IN.  Artistically created with various loops and plaits of hair, each with an applied cut heart.  Those at the beginning of the book are all created with gold paper, later multiple colors are used. Each little work is identified by individual, the location, the date and in some instances the date they died.   Fine work.  Measures 6 1/2" x 4"..