Softcover. Oblong quarto measuring 10" x 7". Teal cloth covered flexible boards with gilt decorations. Contains 50 sepia toned photographs measuring between 6” x 4” without captions. Chips on the hinges from bugs with lightly bumped spine ends and corners else near fine with fine photographs.
A collection of Hood’s “Photos of the World,” trading cards from C. I. Hood & Co., a food and household items production company based in Massachusetts. The pictures are from 1895 and include pictures of landmarks and popular tourist areas in Philadelphia, New York, Canada, Illinois, California, Utah, Colorado, Mexico, England, Germany, Egypt, France, Russia, and more. Some of the pictured monuments include the White House, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon, Hawarden Castle, Heidelberg Castle, Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, Iverskey Gate, and many more. C.I. Hood & Co. was one of the largest patent medicine companies in the United States that offered various remedies, including their popular “Sarsaparilla” medicinal drink. The company was also a leader in advertising with color lithography and printed trading cards. The picture cards in this album include brief descriptions of the images with advertising for other Hood products, like tooth powders, cleaning products, and supplements.
Also included is a letter written in 1988 by Robert A. Darrow selling the album to Rinehart Galleries in Connecticut, describing the condition of the album and its contents. The letter is typewritten with approximately 350 words.
A interesting collection of C.I. Hood & Co. trading cards from 1895 depicting various monuments and landmarks around the globe.