Circa 1890s, 8 x 10.25” fabric-covered Victorian photo album with worn red velvet and a metal clasp. The outer spine is essentially gone, and the front cover is detached, but within lies a well-preserved treasure trove of dried seaweed samples which have been artfully arranged on cards inserted into pockets within each brown wood-patterned page. The cards themselves range from white to a seafoam green color, although some are black. The seaweed has also been preserved in various colors, from black, to brown, to a lovely reddish pink. These cards measure roughly between 2.5 x 4.25” and 4 x 6.5”. A couple of the specimens feature die-cut ephemera pasted in amongst the seaweed. The samples are not labeled and the compiler is not identified. There are a few loose cards, with 50 cards in total. Some of the samples have wear.