Original German WWII Custom Leather Bound Large Photo Album - 175+ Photos & Clippings

Item Description

Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fantastic German WWII photo album, leather bound and looks to be entirely custom made by hand. It does not have any names or other identification regarding who put it together, but it contains a real treasure trove of information, with short captions under many of the items contained inside. These include small personal photographs, newspaper clippings, as well as cut out prints from books. There are at least 175 different items inside, most still held in place by the original corner protectors.

The album measures approximately 8 3/4"W x 10", and is about 1 1/2" thick. The pages are sturdy paper, and have "onion skin" style separators between them for the most part. Browsing the photos and items shows a huge variety of scenes and photo types. Please be aware that there are also some photos are graphic in nature, showing battlefields with dead soldiers as well as horses.

This came to us total unresearched, and is a real treasure trove of information on Germany during WWII. Ready to research and display!

Context is everything when preserving old photo albums. The order in which an album was put together meant something to the creator and may give you clues about the
photographs if they’re not identified. If at all possible, keep old albums in their original order. It’s okay to remove loose photos, but make a note of where they came from.

The older albums such as these usually withstand the ravages of time. The leather or fabric covers may wear, but the pages stay well intact. The black paper albums of the early 20th century are more fragile, while the glue from magnetic albums can damage photographs. And, as with all old photographs, keep albums in a safe, climate controlled environment

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