Two 19th century albums containing photographic images related to Nashville photographer Carl C. Giers. 1st item: Brass-bound album containing about 96 CDVS, mostly portraits, but a few printed religious scenes. C.C. Giers and his wife Pauline are pictured about three quarters of the way through, and the only two images with pencil identifications are 1 child and 1 man, both labeled "Joe Giers". Some CDVS are marked with Giers Photography Studio backstamps but others are from various studios across the country, suggesting this may be a family album. There is a loose Giers CDV of a bearded man and an unmarked 5" x 7" image of a man in a rowboat with bridge visible in a foggy landscape behind him. Album 6" x 9". 2nd item: Album of cabinet card portraits, 39, and 4 CDVs, marked by various photography studios including Thuss, Giers and Koellin. C.C. Giers wife, Pauline, and daughter Katie are pictured along with other people, a few identified, including Hattie Giers Crandall. There is one loose 8" x 5 3/4" portrait of a young woman with J. W. Winder Cincinnati label en verso. Album 8 1/2" x 11". Provenance: acquired at the circa 2002 sale conducted by Gier's great-granddaughter, Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, when she sold her family's home, Devon Farm. Note: Also included with this lot are two books, Nashville: From the Collection of Carl and Otto Giers Vol 1 and 2 by James Hoobler, 1999 and 2000. CONDITION: 1st album: Worn covers and torn spine. Most images in very good condition with light toning. 2nd album: Velvet worn entirely off covers, heavy oxidation to metal mounts, several images exhibit discoloration and foxing. Most pages have become detached. Hoobler Books: Very good condition.
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