Friday, July 18, 2014

Foto Friday - Gem Album

 Gem Album with 1 inch tin types.

 Wing purchased the patent for a multi lens camera that could produce multiple
images on one plate. Thus the miniature album for this format.
Wing & Allen's Sacramento gallery was opened in 1874 and in San Francisco in 1873.
Such a young boy I certainly am no expert but it seems like it might be a Civil
War uniform.  Although the Civil War was before
these galleries opened an example of another gem album here has
older photos that were combined later.

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