This is a 9 ½" x 12 ½" photo album that contains 52 pages of archival, hand-torn black paper, and is interspersed with archival vellum paper to protect photos. It will hold 150-200 4 x 6 photos. (If you use other size photos, like the old-timey square ones or smaller, then you can fit even more!) We provide you with plenty of photo mounting corners so that you can mount them however you please!
This book has an antique icebox hinge closure, which makes it very unique. I cut a sliver out of the hinge to turn it into a hasp/clasp. These hinges date back to the late 1800’s to early 1900’s when iceboxes were quite common. The padlocks that I use are antiques from India (American padlocks of the same era have a much more industrial look...India made them with a bit more flair) , and all of them come with a beautiful key attached. These are actual working locks, and yet I recommend that you treat them more as decoration because of their age.
Length/Depth: 2 in
Width: 9.5 in
Height: 12.5 in
$16.00 (Flat rate on multiple orders from this seller)
Option to pick up the product in person instead of shipping
Mychal is a book binder who learned her craft in Venice Italy over 26 years ago. She hand stitches leather journals and photo albums in the tradition of the monks, and also creates artistic books using antique Victorian hardware as closure mechanisms. Her books are meant to be heirlooms. She loves what she does!