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Friendship Album - To Minnie Schnaitman from Geo. DeHaven, Christmas 1883.
Few paged separated from text block near front of album. Light surface soiling from handling. Edge wear on velvet cover. Wilhelmina S. "Minnie" Schnaitman (1860-1896). First wife of John G. Steffen. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Marriage Year: 1886. A blue velvet cover with ornate metal elements on the front cover. Fine decorated end papers. Hand penned dedication page with watercolor and lacquered or enameled border decoration. This page is followed by an ornate calligraphy "MS". Five (5) additional pages with well executed watercolor and lacquered or enameled flowers birds and butterflies as page decoration. A charming touch on the adjacent page of one of the of the floral borders - a trompe l'oeil lady bug. Additional drawing depicts stippled pen and ink country home with rushing stream. Final watercolor of two roses. Approximately a quarter of the pages have been signed and dated mostly from Philadelphia. A few with long sentiments. Dates range from 1883-1886. Measures 9" x 6 3/8".
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Last Found On: 2017-06-09           Check availability:      Biblio    

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