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ETON. An Album containing 34 Carte de Visites of Young Men and Boys, including 1 of a Dog and another of a Young Woman,    c.1870
some spotting and fading, square octavo album 5 ¾ x 4 ½ inches; 146 x 108mm. morocco, gilt dentelles, some slight wear, retailed by Parkins & Gotto, of Oxford St., London,with their gilt stamp on the front pastedown,
Signed on the front free endpaper by the compiler C.H. Fetherstonehaugh. A charming record - the majority of the images appear to be of Etonians, presumably contemporaries of C.H. Fethersonhaugh who was at Eton from 1870-1873. He then went on to Cambridge (Trinity) followed by the army, before inheriting Bracklyn Castle, in Ireland, from his father. The sitters are largely anonymous, but there are two exceptions: Hon. Luke White (1857-1922, later 3rd Lord Annaly), and Francis Houlton (d.1886), of Fairleigh Castle, nr Bath, have both inscribed the backs of their portraits. Photographers include W. Runicles of Eton, Hills & Saunders of Eton,[etc.]; Elliot & Fry of London; Alexander Bassano of London, James Russell & Sons of Worthing, F.Raps of Coeln; and B.C. Paice of Windsor.

Stock ref: 14288