1887 · Poughkeepsie, NY
by Prosser, Clif. J. (Student); C.H. Gallup (Photographer)
Poughkeepsie, NY, 1887. Flexible leather album, front cover stamped in gilt with title "Autographs" surrounded by gilt flourishes, spine decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. 98 pp, 19 of them blank, leaving 79 with manuscript and 78 signatures, 4 with writing in Japanese as well as English, 3 with full page calligrapic drawings of birds, with 38 photograps in the form of stamps including one oversize stamp measuring 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" of Mrs. C.C. Gaines, wife of the President of Eastman College ( the other stamps all measure 7/8" x 1"). The rest of the stamps are males, either students or faculty. The photographic stamps were done by C. H. Gallup of Poughkeepsie, NY. The album belonged to student Clif. J. Prosser. Very Good, the leather rubbed at edges, rear leather cover about half loosened from the board, light soiling. A wonderful early Eastman Business College autograph album, perhaps from the beginning of the use of photographic stamps. . SIGNED. Album. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 5" x 7 3/4" .
(Inventory #: 007655)