This lovely old Photo Album belonged to my grandmother, Lizzie Lynn. Judging by the photos, I believe this is from the 1890's. It is so decidedly feminine and ornate - I really love it.
The back of the book is this cut velvet. It's really a remarkable piece. Unfortunately, my Grandma has been gone for many years and the photo's aren't marked, so I only recognized a few of them. I only knew her as an "older lady". It's fun to think about her as a young girl, collecting pictures for her album.