Original 1860s leather photo album (9" tall, 7" wide, 2.5" thick when closed) and 127 photos included, most 1860s and 1870s tintypes and CDVs, with
probably a handful of early-1880s.
I only slid out and examined about 25% of the photos, but based on the ones I saw, I can tell you the following:
These seem to be mostly citizens of Silver Lake, Indiana with roots or family members in Pennsylvania. Almost all of the studio imprints I saw were Silver Lake, or Warsaw, Indiana photos, and one or two Pennsylvania. I did notice some Civil War tax stamps on the backs of some, some stamps are visible without having to remove the photos, but again, since I did not check and see the back of every image, I don't know how many stamps (or ID's, for that matter) there could be, total. Another thing I noticed is that most of the photos in the top rows of the album (the round window views) were cropped, some significantly; on the other hand, the images in the bottom rectangular rows were much less likely to be trimmed, I saw several not trimmed at all, and if they were trimmed, the trimming was much less significant than the top row/oval slots. I assume this trend would continue if you removed and checked every single photo, but I don't know.
Names on the index page that match numbers written on the album pages are: Lida Rood, "OBJ when young", James Curry and wife, Phil Ott's girls, Phil Ott's wife, Loren A.W. Turner, Phil Ott's girl, Sol Turner cousin, Loren Turner & Wife, Sol Turner's Wife, Woodard Girls (Louise, Alice). Names written on album pages, or visible written on the front of some photos, are: David Wynant, David Wynant Jr., OBJ, "Mama & her mother", E.M. Elder, Advent Elder, Phillip Ott, Lida Rood. Some of these names were hard for me to read, so they might not be 100% accurate, but if not they are close.
The album appears complete, though there is some damage, normal page wear, and a section where the pages are partially pulling away from the spine.
I counted somewhere between 10 and 20 identified people - some are identified on the album's index page with corresponding numbers written on the pages below their photos, and some with their full names written on the album pages. Could be more ID's on the backs of the ones I didn't check.
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