Cabinet photo of woman from wealthy family. The "Carte de visite" process was quickly replaced by the larger Cabinet cards. In the early 1860s, both types of photographs were essentially the same in process and design. Both were most often albumen prints; the primary difference being the cabinet card was larger and usually included extensive logos and information on the reverse side of the card to advertise the photographer’s services.
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This is an old photograph of a young African American lady posing for the camera on a Winter's day. There is nothing to identify this lady or when or where this photograph was taken. My guess is that this was sometime during the late 1920's or early 1930's.
Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis (1845-1890), African American Sculptor. Lewis, the first famous American sculptor of African descent, had a Chippewa mother and a free black father. After being orphaned at age twelve, she was adopted by abolitionist parents and eventually developed into an accomplished Neo-classical sculptor. While in Rome, she worked and exhibited with the likes of Harriet Hosmer. #Victorian #women #artists