Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Photo Albums & View Books

Miniature Artifacts and Objects in the Charlotte Smith Collection

Photo Albums & View Books

Album, 3-1/2″x3-1/4″.
Bound in green cloth with 48 family pictures. Covers are worn with age, and photos are all black and white. The pages are yellowed and have gilded edges.

Fairy Album. 24 pp. 1 7/8″ x 1 5/8″.
Photographs bound in leather with gold decorations and gold clasp. In fine condition.

VanDyke, Helen. Photograph Album. Contains pictures of the collector when she was a child. 3″ x 2 1/4″.
Bound in leather with MCM burned in the front cover, a burned design around the front and back covers and tied with a brown leather bookmark with similar burned design and tied with a brown silk ribbon.

Portraits of the Presidents of the United States. Washington D.C., Edward Fitzki, 1873. 20 pp. 1 3/4″ around.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1873 by EDWARD FITZKI in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington D.C.
20 views of Presidents from Washington to Grant. Originally accordian fold, now cut apart. Set into round paper covered box with separate set-in lid. One side embossed with picture of the White House, the other with title. Box shows wear.

Wells, R.L. The Heart of Wintrop, Mass. c. 1907. 3 3/8″ x 3 3/8″
23 accordian-folded views of Winthrop. Two hearts tied with red string. Mailed with 1 cent stamp from Natick, Mass. to Emsburg Falls, Vermont.

Suisse, Schweiz, and Switzerland. n.d. n.p. 3 1/16″ x 2 1/8″.
16 fold-out colored pictures of Switzerland. In a blue plastic book cover with design and flower in gold, fastens with snap.

Miniature View Books. Four Volumes:
Stockholm, Sweden. Bound in blue.
Helsinki, Helsingfors. Bound in blue.
Suomi, Finland. Bound in green.
Wasa 1628, Stockholm Sweden. Bound in black.

View Book of Helsinki. Fold-out n.d. 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”.

View Book of Windsor Castle. London: Charles Skilton and Fry, n.d. 23 pp. 2 3/4″ x 4 3/8″.

Souvenir Views of Santa Ana, Cacastle. London, Charles Skilton and FrCACacastlCacastle. London, Charles Skilton and FCACacastle. London, Charles Skilton andCacastle. London, Charles SkCacastle. London, CharCacastle. Cacastle. London, Charles Skilton anCacastle. London: Charles Skilton and Fry, n.d.

Cacastle. London: Charles Skilton and Fry, n.d.

Cacastle. London, Charles Skilton and Fry, n.d.

Souvenir Viecacastle. London, CASTLE. London: Charles Skilton and Fry, n.d.

Souvenir Views of Santa Ana, Cal. (circa 1920’s) 8 pp. 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.
Eight 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ black and white photographs pasted onto black album paper. Bound in leather with burned floral design and tied with leather.

Souvenir Views of Lake of the Ozarks. Camdenton, MO: Blair Cedar and Novelty Works, 1949.

Miniature Photographic View Book in a Nutshell. Portland, ME, c. 1890. 25 pp.
Contained in a ribbon-hinged nutshell. 25 views, each about 1″ x 5/8″ in a continuous strip. When fully extended, measures about 1″ x 16.” Contained in a ribbon hinged nut shell, one ribbon lacking. Sold as a souvenir to visitors in Portland, c. 1890. Anong the views, Portland Head Light, Port Gorges, Soldi Longfellow Monument. Each view a photographic miniature, sharp and clear.

Views of Capri. n.d. n.p. 1 3/4″x 2 3/8″.
20 accordian views in black and white. Front cover illustrations, and gray wrappers.

Miniatures post cards and souvenir book of Washington, D.C.