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New York: Pach Brothers. See description below. "PRINCETON '99" [COVER TITLE]. 1898 PHOTO ALBUM, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. New York: Pach Bros., Photographers, no date [1898]. First edition. Commercial photo album depicting faculty, students, clubs, sports, architecture, etc. at Princeton University. Original half pigskin & cloth, oblong folio (10.5" x 14") containing 19 thick card leaves (38 pp.), photos (7.75" x 10.5" & smaller) mounted recto & verso Condition: Binding worn: lacking backstrip, rubbed & scuffed. Internally attractive excepting modest foxing & handling smudges mostly in the margins. Please see photos. Presents small oval portraits (14 to a page) of 42 administrators & faculty on 3 pages, 224 students in the same format on 16 pages, 14 images (2 to a page) depicting clubs & sports teams on 7 pages, 2 panoramic views of football competition with Yale on 1 page, & 14 images showing campus architecture (1, 2, & 4 to a page) on the final 11 pages. Founded in the mid-1860s in New York City by German-born brothers Gustavus, Gotthelf, & Morris Pach, the firm was in business until 1967. Beginning in the 1870s, in addition to their core business photographing famous and ordinary Americans, the Pach Brothers operated studios in college towns where they specialized in photographing alumni, faculty, students, & athletes at the most prestiges colleges & universities in the country including Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Vassar, and West Point. Although commercially produced & presumably sold in the day, this album is now quite uncommon & not found via OCLC. The Fine Pr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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