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Crests

The Crest collection contains one leather-bound volume with 48 pages of printed crests mounted onto hand-painted geometric, floral and military designs. Themes of the crests include royalty, military regiments, girls' names, animals, insects, shields, Latin mottos, castles, initials, and identified English clubs, hotels, museums, and colleges.

The full-page introductory monogram, combined with a prominent one later, suggest that this album is the work of, or belonged to, one A.C. Johnson. The overall appearance suggests a production date in the late 19th century or early 20th century, but no specific date can be given.