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Description
Two souvenir albums of photographs, dated 1871, of landscape and deer hunting in the countryside around Glen Tilt, near Blair Atholl, in Perthshire, Scotland.
Background
Scottish photographer of Dundee, well-known for portraits and landscape view. James Valentine, joined in his studio by his sons, William Dobson Valentine, and George D. Valentine, targeted the middle and upper class tourist market, producing drawing room albums of landscapes of Scotland, and later, England, Jamaica, Norway, Morocco, and New Zealand.
Extent
2 albums (67 photographic prints) : albumen, 32 x 39 cm (albums)

Volume 1 has cover title "Glen Tilt 1871." Volume 2 has cover title "Glentilt."

Photographs (19 x 24 cm) in volume 1 are mounted on rectos of leaves of stiff cardboard, one to a page; captions pencilled on mount below photograph. Photographs in volume 2 are mounted on rectos and versos of cardboard leaves, interleaved with blank leaves of heavy white paper; captions in ink or pencil on mount below photograph.

The albums are bound in brown leather album; each has gold-stamped cover title within triple borders of gilt and black rules; photographers name below title: "By special appointment. J. Valentine, Photographer, Dundee;" textured white endpapers; all edges gilt.

Spec. Coll. copies: each album housed separately in modern beige cloth clamshell box; volume 1 has spine title "Valentine. Glen Tilt;" volume 2 has spine title "Valentine. Glentilt."
Restrictions
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Availability
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