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Because I love you guys so much, I wanted to give you something for Christmas! And, because one day isn’t enough, it’s going to be the 12 days of Christmas here on Vintage Me Oh My. 12 days of free downloads, giveaways, and good times.
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Here’s another photo back from my personal collection. This one is from Edgar Gael’s photo studio. Gael was a British photographer in London from the mid-late 1800s. He had a handful of different photo back designs, but this one is my personal favorite. It’s from 1880 and is by far the most intricately illustrated of his collection.
If you’re interested in learning more about Edgar Gael, his competition, and other prominent photographers from the 1800, here is a great resource.
The typeface is “Roman Print Variously Shaded” from the 1800s. The guy behind the resurrection scanned it in at 1200dpi and has also added several variations of a handful of letters.
This makes me so happy…and also makes me feel extremely lazy. I always get close to doing this with my big vintage books, but never seem to get around to it..sigh. Starting a company is way too time consuming…
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This is another miniature photo back from my personal collection. I did a little snooping and found an online publication that had some information about the life of Mr. Charles A.W. Scholten. I love hearing about the stories attached to the bits of history that survive them. It’s a little sad though, reading how he had the odds against him, yet totally rocked out his life and did great things, only to end up being a small blip in history. I have one of the few surviving photo backs of his, and I’m glad it can now be something more than just a pretty piece of design.
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