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African American (black) cabinet photo of woman from wealthy family
by Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com on Flickr
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.
Cabinet photo of an African American woman from a well off family.
African American (black) cabinet photo of woman from wealthy family by Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com, via Flickr
"Pinheads" Carte de visite, ca. 1865. Pinheads were microcephalic people who were often placed in freak shows and dressed as adult babies. Was this better than an asylum at the time?
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Carte de visite by Morse of Huntsville, Ala., and Nashville, Tenn. A slave or freedwoman sitting with her hands folded. This is a wonderful photograph.
A Yujo 1870s A carte de visite of a Yujo (Lady of Pleasure).
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Fashionable woman from Paris.
vintage cabinet card
Ten Commandments of Blogging, complete with killer images.
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Absolutely stunning photograph of a young African American woman. The detail on her blouse is exquisite.
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Young African American woman in striped dress.
Circa 1900 widow and her four children in mourning, French Albumen Cabinet Card.
Ruthenian woman. Ellis Island Photograph Collection NYPL
Sherman, Augustus F. -- Photographer. [ca. 1906]
Man and woman seated in studio with blackbird in cage
Wonderful antique cabinet card photo of little girl with clown doll.