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

1897 in Manchester urban district
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.


Printing & Writing
Object Number:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), leather and paper (fibre product)
musical photograph album
Gift of Alan Edge

Cite this page


We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.

Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero

Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data


Download catalogue entry as json

View manifest in IIIF viewer

Add to Animal Crossing Art Generator

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.