The Victorian Album- A Record of Her Majesty's Glorious Reign

Made:
1897 in Manchester urban district
illustrator:
James Weedon

Leather bound, embossed musical photograph album entitled 'The Victorian Album', published by John Harrop, Manchester, 1897.

This musical photo album was published by furniture manufacturer John Harrop of 55 Tib Street, Manchester, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. It contains a small, key operated mechanical movement known as a 2-Air which plays two tunes, 'Those Wedding Bells' and 'Strolling in the Garden'. The album is illustrated with artwork by illustrator John. F Weedon and depicts scenes including the Great Exhibition of 1851. The album was purchased in Manchester in 1897 by a Mr J.T Martin as a gift for his fiancee.

Details

Category:
Printing & Writing
Object Number:
2015-2014
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), leather and paper (fibre product)
type:
musical photograph album
credit:
Gift of Alan Edge