Photographic Cabinet Card Mounts: The mount is ivory with rounded corners. Mote how the studio name is impressed which makes it difficult to read. Also note the white furniture. We note wicker furniture often painted wite arounf the turn-of-the 20th century. The distinguishing feature of the cabinet card was the commercially printed mounting cards on which the actual photograph was pasted. There were various kinds of mounts. The variations in the mounts are of considerable interest because they can be used to help date the image.
Steps in Identifying Old Photographs
They come is different forms and were made in different time periods. The little N s were inserted into packs of Old Judge brand cigarettes, while the N Cabinet Cards were premiums obtained by mailing in coupons. Goodwin and Company was a tobacco manufacturer, not a photography studio, and hired regional photography studios to take the photos of the players. Examples of the actual regional studio cabinet card photographs are found for sale with some regularity.
They are of the same dimensions and style as the N cabinets and have the Old Judge images.
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Unearth your Jewish heritage. Knowing the type of photo can still leave a large time period, but if you know the subject of the photo, your genealogical research should be able to help you narrow that. When was the subject born? Did he live in a city or a small town? What work did he do? Both the men in my photo are young, but one appears to be older than the other, and he has arm slung around his younger brother’s shoulders. Both are holding cigars. The elder is wearing a watch chain and a pinky ring.
Sadly, the age difference doesn’t help me much. Michael was seven years older than Peter, who was seven years older than Timothy. But it does help me rule out a pairing of Michael and Timothy.
Photographs & Memories
Photo Gallery 40 Death Valley In the s, mule team wagons began hauling borax across the Great Basin Desert to the nearest railroad. These passengers must have been important because two mounted and armed guards are escorting the wagon through the mountain pass. This cabinet card of her on her horse dates to , three years before she was mysteriously murdered.
Also see the Canadiana and Northern Ontario Postcard Photographers pages for additional postcard references.
Shields Purchasing photographs of celebrities became a popular pastime in when the carte de visite created a vogue. The larger sized image became known as the cabinet card. These retail dealers in photographs concentrated on Nassau Street—Thomas H. Morse , who brought the art from France, performed his first experiments there.
They were bought mostly by young men, a number of whom made collections embracing every actor and actress coming to New York. Metropolitan theatergoers dominated the winter trade and bought the reigning queens and to a lesser extent kings of the stage. The summer visitors, however, had a more promiscuous interest in beauty and sentiment. It was for these indiscriminate lovers of beauty that stores began stocking pictures of any pretty person whom a photographer could get to pose—chorines, society girls, or models recruited from regular portrait business.
Beginning in the s and expanding through the s, this portion of the stock grew. These last were in the majority. What can be determined with some certainty is the willingness of photographers such as Benjamin J. Falk , Otto Sarony , Jacob Schloss , and Jonathan Burrow to expose and offer for sale numbers of poses from shoots of beauties.
The sizes quoted above for half-plate and quarter-plate are a little different from ‘normal’ glass plate sizes. I don’t know why. Half-plate and whole plate sizes for glass plates are the appropriate proportions of whole-plate. Large I have also received an email from a collector in London who has a photograph of a young girl with dress, ear rings and rings painted over the original photo. It is a tintype measuring 13 ins x 10 ins.
Robert Boyd Publications, Pols, Robert.
One of my hobbies is going to antique auctions, stores, flea markets and garage sales. Whenever I spot one of those old Photo Albums from the s with family pictures, I have to buy it! I can’t bear the thought that the album and photos will be lost or destroyed. Even though they aren’t my ancestors, and they can be very expensive, I can’t walk away without it.
Lost Faces is my way of saving these genealogy treasures and preserving historical documents. I am gradually listing all the albums I have saved, along with the list of photos and other documents I have albums that contain funeral cards, memorial cards, obituaries, Christmas cards, and hand-written genealogies and any research I’ve done on the family. You can purchase a photographic reproduction of any photos from my antique photo albums.
Cabinet Card Photographs
Mountain man holding large bear trap and winchester carbine. Tintype of soldier from the Indian Wars. Identified cabinet card photo 7th Cavalry Troop B.
These are nice grouped above my mantel.
Morse, an American artist and inventor. Morse visited Daguerre in Paris in March and observed a demonstration of the daguerreotype process. He returned to the United States to spread the news, and by the end of some larger cities on the East Coast had very successful portrait studios. Patented in , the ambrotype was made, packaged, and sold in portrait studios as the daguerreotype had been, but at a lower cost.
The ambrotype produced a single image on glass. It substituted an iron plate for glass and was even cheaper than the ambrotype. Because tintypes were placed in albums along with CDVs, they were often trimmed at the sides and corners. Civil War Soldier 6th plate 2. The CDV process, which began in France in , involved a special camera that produced eight poses on one negative.
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Fake By Dennis Gaffney Wes Cowan hopes that educating photo collectors will help put forgers out of business. This Annie Oakley photo was copied. This picture of General Custer looks like a convincing ambrotype—but it’s actually made of plastic. Copied photos usually display tiny dots or fine lines of color that can be seen up close with the naked eye. Recently, an antique dealer, excited about his find, telephoned appraiser Wes Cowan and told him he had bought photographs of 19th-century Native Americans in a New Jersey antique shop.
In the United States, the carte-de-visite played second fiddle to cheaper variations on the daguerreotype theme.
November 23rd, Dating photographs is one of the things the family history researcher is able to use, but often have a problem when it involves the age of the photograph. One of the reasons for this is due to the different types of paper or even tin that was used for the photograph. One of the things that can provide clues is the hair styles of the women in the picture, because just like today they changed hair styles.
While their hair would not be short, the type of bun, bangs or no bangs can provide hints to the age of the photograph. The clothing can also be an indicator in the age of a picture, women whether they lived in the country or the city for most photographs would be wearing the latest fashions. Men, on the other hand can be difficult as suits did not change from year to year. The paper backing on the photograph can tell the age of some pictures; this includes pictures that have tin that the photograph was placed on.
How to Date Your Old Photos
Photographer Photographic Process When you look at the photo, one way to date its origin is by determining the photographic process that was used to create it. It can be difficult to commit to memory these various photographic processes and when they were used. I find it helpful to use a web site as a reference point.
The paper backing on the photograph can tell the age of some pictures; this includes pictures that have tin that the photograph was placed on.
Cabinet Photo of Church, possibly in South America This professionally taken cabinet photo shows a view of what is probably a Catholic church. The streets in front of the church are of unpaved dirt. Two people are standing in the doorway. The church looks fairly large. The circa ‘s ‘s cabinet photo appears to have been taken in South America. But, we are not able to pin down a specific country, at this time.
But, we are wondering if this may possibly have been taken in Brazil? Please note that the bottom right hand corner in photo does not have a flaw this spot occurred in the negative. The condition of the photo is shown in the pics. Shipping is free to addresses within the U. He holds a book in one hand and rests his other hand on a second book which is likely a Bible. The condition of the image can be seen in the accompanying picture. The image has good contrast and tones.
There is a tiny bit of wear to to the surface of the mat paper at the upper right corner that does not affect the image.
Art Journals made from vintage cabinet cards and old photo albums