Roger Taylor (who wrote a biography
of GWW several years ago) has commented that the company sold a
whole range of photograph items, ranging from single photographs (Stereo
to Imperial) to albums and photographic fancy goods. These seemed to have
increased exponentially with each passing decade.
provided details of the following description of
"Albums of Views in England and Scotland"
which appeared in the 1896 GWW catalogue. This was one of the last
catalogues produced by GWW's company:
"We have a large stock of Albums of all
sorts an sizes in various bindings - Cloth, Leather, French Morocco,
Russian &c - and selections of our views can be made up to any size, price
or pattern....The price for the Album filled, in these cases, is little
more than that of the views alone."
Thirteen album types are
specified and these range from
"Album, oblong, cloth, with 12
Cabinet views - 10/6" to the top of the range "Album, oblong, Full
Morocco, gilt edges, with 120 Imperial Views, or an equivalent selection
of Imperials and Cabinets - a magnificent Album suitable for presentation
Any photograph could be bought singly, as a scrap, or mounted and these
were widely available throughout Britain, or direct from the company.
With acknowledgement to
Roger Taylor for providing the above comments and extract from the GWW