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Partial album of original albumen prints, most 9" H x 7 1/2" W, mounted to boards 13 1/2" H x 11" W, depicting important buildings and houses in the city of Nashville in the post-Reconstruction era, most attr. Otto Giers. Included are several elegant homes, buildings at Vanderbilt University, University School, the office of the Nashville Banner, stores in the central business district including Peter Zinser Furniture; the Warren Music Store; J. W. Lawless & Co.; Armstrong Furniture; I. Gans Notions & Toys; an unidentified church, and "The Grand" (likely a hotel). 27 photographs in all. Most are attributed to Nashville photographer Otto Giers, who began a project in the 1880s to document his city, some have signatures lower right of photographers believed to have been working with Otto Giers during this time. An important visual account of Nashville in the post-Reconstruction era. For additional information, ref. Images of America: Nashville From the Collection of Carl and Otto Giers Vol. 1 and II by Jim Hoobler. Provenance: the estate of Giers descendant Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Most images in good condition with light toning and light grime, scattered light foxing to borders, Covers have been lost, so exterior images show more grime than internal images.