Album : Woodville Army & Navy Photo Album
In 2012 a gentleman from Kent England wrote to Olive Tree Genealogy about a Victorian Photo Album he found and wanted to make available to others.
After a few emails he decided to send the album to me, free of charge, so I could scan and put the photos online on Lost Faces. I offered to pay for shipping from England to Canada but he refused! Such generosity is very much appreciated and I hope to the album justice on my blog and website.
It's an unusual photo album from Victorian times full of beautiful coloured military prints with an opening on each for one photo the size of a Cabinet Card.
The album cover displays the words The Army and Navy Album. It was made in Germany with illustrations by R. Caton Woodville
My first step when I receive these rescued photo albums is to take photographs of each page.
This is the first inside page. It consists of a military scene by R. Caton Woodville and a small photograph. The title of the illustration is Royal Horse Artillery
This page is in rough shape due to being exposed to the elements. The Englishman who sent it to me found it in an old garden shed and thinks his mother may have rescued it from (as he called it) "a rubbish tip" aka a garbage dump in the 1970s.
The facing photo is a carte de visite of a man. There is no identifying information on the front or verso of the photograph.
The back of this page contains another photo of a woman. It too is a carte de visite with the photographer's name J. G. Charlton and address 14 Mercery Lane, Canterbury on the front.
The verso of the carte de visite reads "J. G. Charlton (Late J. Bateman), Cathedral Studios, 14 Mercery Lane, Canterbury. Portraits enlaged & finished in Oil, Water Colour etc."
Tucked into the album is a hand-written note from the man who found it.
Neither photo is identified as to the subject.
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