Black and White Portrait Of a Gentleman, By Smith, Dayton, Ohio.

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Black and White Portrait Of a Gentleman, By Smith, Dayton, Ohio.


Cabinet Card Photographs were first introduced in the 1860s, cabinet card photos got their name from their size, they were just the right size to be displayed on a cabinet.

Although some cabinet cards depicting landscapes can be found, most featured Victorian-era portraits of individuals or families, it was popular to mail cabinet cards to friends and family living abroad. Early cabinet cards were sepia-toned, in later years, the majority of them were printed in black-and-white.

Many cabinet cards feature the name and location of the photographer printed on the front of the card underneath the picture. Some have fancy back marks advertising the photographer (this trend increased towards the end of the century when advertising became commonplace), whereas some have no markings at all.

Cabinet cards reached their peak of popularity in the 1870s through the 1890s. 

Item Code - VIS12E57A33REA

Width: 6 1/2”  Height: 9 1/4"  Depth: 1/8"  Weight: 82 g

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