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.