Thursday, June 24, 2010

Antique Musical Photo Album …

Today I am participating in Vintage Thingy Thursday over at Coloradolady . Suzanne has a beautiful blog and today she is sharing her space with a bunch of vintage loving bloggers. If you are interested in seeing some beautiful antiques and unique vintage items stop over and visit.

Since it’s my first time linking up I wanted to share a very special antique. This musical photo album was given to me after my great-grandmother passed way. This beautiful album was my first antique. It is a little warn at places but I think if I was over hundred years old I would be too. The patent inside dates back to November 10, 1896. The music box still plays beautifully although I am not sure of the name of the song.

The album itself is full of beautiful photos of ancestors whose names I’m not sure I will ever know. I do know there are a few pictures of my grandfather, great-great-grandmother, and of my great-great-uncle.

One day I will have to bring out the album when I see my grandfather and see if he can help me put some names to faces.

There are so many beautiful pictures in the album, here are a few of my favorite photos.

I also found this in the album drawer along with a few other pictures. I think it’s adorable, I wish I knew who the women was in the picture.

Have a beautiful Thursday.


  1. What a true vintage treasure you have in that album. I have never seen one like it. A very interesting piece of work. Also, take my word for it, if you have any living relatives that can fill in some of the blanks, do it. I waited too long and I have no one to answer things I need to know. In years to come, they take on an entirely meaning to you.

  2. That's a wonderful album and collection of photos.

  3. Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday!! I am so glad you linked in today!! What a beautiful album. Hopefully you will be able to track someone down who may know some answers. I don't know if you saw my post a couple of Thursdays ago, about all started with a scrapbook....and no, I know so much more...if you missed it, take a look, it will inspire you to keep on trying to know the answers~ Have a great VTT!!!

  4. What a really special album you have, and a music box too? I collect music boxes, I've never seen one this lovely before! That photo of the men in their swimming costumes is wonderful! Happy VTT and thanks for sharing your wonderful treasures today!

  5. What a gorgeous and priceless keepsake :) Have a great weekend Heather!

    Sandy xox

  6. What a wonderful photo album. I have never seen anything like it and then for it to be full of photos also is amazing!


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