I attended a flea market yesterday and saw Jacob Klippel's family photo album.There were about 8-10 pictures taken around 1860'+.In the front Jacob Klippel Co. (Company) # 7th(?)Infantry Illinois(?) had signed it making me think that was his Civil War service.Some of the names were under the pictures and some pictures were missing with names written beneath where they once were.
The names were:Fred, Lulu, Sarah, Edgar, Richard, William Frank, John & Calvin.
There were not tin plates, but appeared to be studio pictures taken in Illinois.
If this matches anyone, let me know & I will give you the name, address and number of the person who had it for sale.
The original price in the front was $165, but he was offering it for $75.It was a very pretty album and measured about 5x7.The pictures were wallet size.There were brass hinges and I think leather front.The spine was separating but probably could be repaired.I found it in the Hill Country (Comfort) TX.
Good luck to some one researching.
(I have no financial interest in this.I am know I would be so happy to find such a treasure on my family).