While I like to look through old photo albums at collector’s fairs, mostly it’s the photographs which provide the interest. The albums themselves are often very dull. So it was nice to come across this modest Snaps Shots album recently, which dates from the Fifties. It’s quite small, about A5 (or the size of the old Brooke Bond tea card albums), and must have been cheap enough when new.
The pen and ink cover illustration is very accomplished, and I like the quirky, slanting, hand-drawn S as well. It was amongst a travel trunk literally full of photographs and personal ephemera all from one family, seemingly having emigrated here from one of the British Empire outposts after WW2, the photos all neatly stuck in with photocorners and annotated. And then flogged off sixty years later in a house contents sale.