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Photograph album of views of Scotland, 188-?
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Description
Souvenir or travel album of views of Scotland by James Valentine, probably from the 1880s.
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
1 album (161 photographic prints) : albumen, 34 x 43 cm (album)

Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of leaves of stiff cardboard in various configurations, ranging from one single large photo (19 x 24 cm) on a page, to seven photos cut into different shapes; interleaved with blank leaves of heavy white paper; captions pencilled on mount below photograph; some photos display captions in negative, as well as stock numbers supplied by the studio.

Album bound in brown leather album, with triple borders of gilt and black rules on covers; photographer's name along lower margin of center panel: "By special appointment. J. Valentine, Photographer, Dundee;" textured white endpapers; all edges gilt.

Spec. Coll. copy: In modern beige cloth clamshell box with spine title "Scotland."
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.