Hudson Valley, NY: c. 1915. Hardcover. Samuel W. Browne was a cod liver oil magnate, a partner in the company Scott and Browne. This is a family photo album of the Browne family, with images of the family farm in Montgomery, Orange County including family, interior and exterior views, boys on bicycles, three shots of their newly purchased automobile and two images of West Point from the Hudson River along with two of the river steamboat (one with the flag "Yale" flying).
Loosely inserted is a "Snap shot of total eclipse of the sun - Jan. 24. 1925".
Even the most steadfast proponents of cod-liver oil, such as de Jongh and Bennett, admitted that the highly disagreeable taste and smell presented a significant hurdle to its use. In 1873 Alfred B. Scott came to New York City and, along with partner Samuel W. Browne, began experimenting to produce a less nauseating preparation of cod-liver oil. Three years later they established the firm of Scott and Browne, and began marketing their product as Scott’s Emulsion. Though not a doctor or pharmacist by training, Scott had the eye for opportunity that was necessary for achievement in business. Advertising, the two men believed, would propel their product to success. And so it did: by the 1890s Scott and Browne had factories in Canada, England, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and France, and advertised their emulsion throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. There was a Browne Hall built in 1913 as a sanatorium in Dutchess County, now part of Dutchess Community College. (Wikipedia).
Small photo album, 4 x 7" with 50 silvertone photographs measuring 2 1/4". Dark green cloth, gilt "Photographs" on the front board. Photographs very bright. The photographs are not captioned, the information was related to us by a family descendent. Very good condition. Item #26936