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[Carte de Visite]
Cabinet photos become very popular when the fascination with CDV's began to wane. The cabinet photo was a larger photo measuring about 4" by 5 1/2" mounted to a cardboard around 4 1/4" by 6 1/2". These photos were most popular from around 1870 to 1900. The last of the cabinet photos date to the 1920's. Cabinet photos are very collectible both for the subject including good examples of types of dress, family units, and common objects often found in the photos and for the imprinted photo company names often found in decorative script on the back of the cardboard.
(1639) CABINET PHOTO: Three Sisters - Circa 1890 -Condition: Very Good- Wonderful photo of three sisters dressed almost identically. Great top knot hairstyles...and of course very serious expressions. They seem to be dressed up for the occassion. There is a streak of light at the bottom of the photo that either occurred during the filming or developing process. Picture is framed by a stiff cardboard frame with Ranco Photo Co. - Salt Lake, impressed at the bottom. Frame Size - 4 1/2" by 6". Picture Size - 2 3/4" by 4". Price: $8.00 + shipping.
(1640) CABINET PHOTO: Small Baby - Circa 1890 -Condition: Very Good- Wonderful photo of a wide eyed baby sitting on what looks like a large fur cover. The photo was evidently trimmed to fit into a frame. The back of the cardboard has printed, W. J. Blair Portraits in Gatesville, Texas. Also a handwritten message stating that the baby is Aunt Funnir? Size - 4 1/4" by 6 1/4" (with corners trimmed). Price: $10.00 + shipping.
(1672) CABINET PHOTO: Young Man dressed in Tie and Coat - Circa 1880. -Condition: Good Plus - A very handsome young gentleman dressed in white shirt, tie, jacket and coat. There is a spot at the bottom of the white trim on the photo, but it does not affect the picture of the gentleman. Size - 4 1/4" by 6 1/2". Price: $5.50 + shipping.
(1673) CABINET PHOTO: Young Lady with Flowers in Her Hair - Circa 1890. -Condition: Good - Photo is a head shot of an attractive young woman. She has a flowered print blouse on with flowers in her hair to match her blouse. Photo was done at Blair in Gatesville, Texas. Upper corner of photo has peeled, but does not affect the subject's picture. Very decorative back with name of photo studio and an etching for a tall flowering plant in a vase. Size - 4 1/4" by 6 1/2". Price: $4.50 + shipping.
Carte de Visite Photographs
Carte de Visite cards were popular before the larger Cabinet Cards became the rage. These photos were smaller, and were popular from around 1859 up to 1906. They were mounted on stiff cardboard. They were rarely used as visiting cards despite their name. By 1862 it was the custom to distribute several copies of these photos to family and friends. Many young ladies collected the Carte De Visite photos of friends and family. Many of these photos were autographed with a signature below the picture, before handing them out. Standard dimensions for the photo and card were 2 1/2" by 4".
(1660) CARTE De VISITE PHOTO: Young Man - Head Shot - Circa 1865 -Condition: Good Plus- This photo of a very serious and handsome young man shows a fancy necktie with coat. The cardboard has been trimmed with rounded corners. Size - 2 1/4" by 4". There are some age spots in the white section of the photo. Price: $4.00 + shipping.
(1661) CARTE De VISITE PHOTO: Young Girl - Holding Very Long Pipe! Circa 1880 -Condition: Good Plus- This wonderful photo is of a young girl holding a very long pipe while sitting at a table. Unusual in the fact that she is smiling! The photo has some fine scratches and has been trimmed with rounded corners. Size - 2 1/2" by 4". On Auction
(1662) CARTE De VISITE PHOTO: Young Boy - With Medals! Circa 1865 -Condition: Very Good - This handsome young man is very formally dressed complete with medals on his coat collar and an interesting looking cloth (I believe) chain going from the button below the collar to his coat pocket. Perhaps a watch chain? Has a high collar with a tie. Size - 2 1/2" by 4". Price: $10.00 + shipping.
(1934) CARTE De VISITE PHOTO: Young Lady - Circa 1865. -Condition: Good - Beautiful side profile of a young lady. Hair style is typical of the mid 1860's. Photo was done by H.G. Smith in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo has faded. Size - 2 1/2" by 4". Price: $4.00 + shipping.
(1935) CARTE De VISITE PHOTO: Young Man - Circa 1870. -Condition: Very Good - Handsome young man complete with parted hair, mutton chops and mustache. Formally dressed with tie and jacket. Photo was done by: A.N. Hardy in Boston, Massachusetts. Size - 2 1/2" by 4". Price: $8.00 + shipping.
(1936) CARTE De VISITE PHOTO: Young Lady - Circa 1870. -Condition: Very Good - Very stylish young lady. Hair dressed with curls. Beautiful long earrings and necklaces. Photo was done by: A.N. Hardy in Boston, Massachusetts. Size - 2 1/2" by 4". Price: $8.00 + shipping.
(1642) Logging with Horse Drawn Wagon - Circa 1900. - Condition: Very Good - Wonderful photo of a logging team at work. Has a very large wagon loaded with logs and being pulled by a team of four horsed. There are two men sitting on the horses. A wonderful look back at logging at the turn of the Century. The back has remains of page in a photo album where it had been pasted in. Size - 3 1/2" by 2 1/2". Note: the photo appears larger in the scan.Price: $9.00 + shipping.
(1643) Bogged Down Wagon with four children - Circa 1900. - Condition: Very Good - The problems of transportation at the turn of the century are wonderfully illustrated in this photo of a large wagon that is bogged down in the mud. There is a family of five with two in the wagon and three standing next to it. The horses were evidently unhitched from the wagon. The back has remains of page in a photo album where it had been pasted in. Size - 2 1/2" by 3 1/2". Note: the photo appears larger in the scan. Price: $8.00 + shipping.
(1657) Army Soldier - Willies Jeep - Circa WWII - Condition: Good Plus - Large B&W photo of a proud young soldier standing in front of his jeep. Dressed in uniform with his gun in holster. The corners are creased Size - 5" by 8". Price: $6.00 + shipping.
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