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43 photographic prints of city views and landscapes in Hungary, Austria and Germany, ca. 1897/99

[AUSTRIA-HUNGARY - GERMANY].
[Photographs of Budapest, Vienna and other cities].
Budapest, Dresden, Innsbruck, München, Calderoni és társa, Verlag von Stengel & Co, Fritz Gratl, 1897/1899. Oblong album (32 x 41 cm). Album with 43 photographic prints of various sizes (22 x 16.5 to 30 x 24 cm ), pasted on thick paperboard. Half black leather, red buckram sides, gold-stamped spine with the date "1899". [43] ll.
€ 3,950
From mountains in Austria to city views and interiors of churches in Budapest, Vienna, Innsbruck and München: all can be found in the 43 photographic prints in the present album. They were taken in at the end of the nineteenth-century, probably in 1897 and 1899 according to blind-stamps in the prints. The photographers of most images are unknown, except for the 6 photographs of Innsbruck which were made by the Innsbruck photographer and publisher Fritz Gratl. He likely made some of the other photographs of Austrian mountains, towns and the city of Salzburg as well, since his other known photographs cover similar subjects. Most prints of Vienna and some of Budapest were published by Stengel and Company in Dresden, Germany in 1897. They and also Fritz Gratl were famous printers and publishers of postcards with similar picturesque images and the photographs in the present album are possibly the original images used to make the postcards.
22 photos bear the blind stamp of the photographic studio. 4 photos have handwritten captions in pencil. The binding shows some minor signs of wear, slight foxing or browning of the outer edges of the paperboards, not affecting the photographs, some photographs slightly faded or rubbed, mostly at the edges, not affecting the actual image, the paper board of the print of "Budapest - Neues Parlament" has a slightly damaged spot in the lower margin, not affecting the integrity of the board or the print. Overall in good condition. An album of 43 photos showing the sights of Hungary, Austria and Germany.
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