Cabinet cards, popular in the late 1800s, are easy to recognize because they are mounted on cardstock, often with an imprint of the photographer and location just below the photo. If you have a image of an unnamed individual, but can place the photo to a relative time and place, there is a good chance you can user other bits of know family information to name the person in the picture. If you have trouble identifying the type yourself, a local photographer may be able to help. Genealogist and blogger Lisa Lisson of shares her expertise when it comes to dating and identifying your old family photographs in your collection. Colour The colour of the cardboard mount can also help date the photograph.Next
Each guide serves as a reminder, or easy-to-take-along reference, to the identification skills taught in this book. General Rule: Dark cards popular from 1885 to 1895 Imprints - Front and Back Imprints are the text and artwork printed on the card. Date: 1825 date a photographer's logo, robert s, date of production. Explore the world of Victorian cartes de visite and cabinet cards — see all of the most popular designs. We also see some of these cards in Germany, but not very many.Next
Jet black mounts with gold text mostly date to the late 1880s-90s. Brexit secretary is on the cabinet cards you see how you can be either albumen prints are identified and. But in the mid- 1870s the backs were coated with soft off-white or even light pastel ink. We at first thought that the plain mounts were early ones, probably dating to the late 860s or early 70s. This is such a great article on dating old photos. Carte s de visite is the plural.Next
Thin, light weight card stock in white, off white or light cream 1866-80. Owing to the larger image size, the cabinet card steadily increased in popularity during the second half of the 1860s and into the 1870s, replacing the carte de visite as the most popular form of portraiture. We believe almost all of these cards date to the 1900s, but we do not yet have a complete chronology. One of the new approaches was to put the studio name and location in the center. These mounted photographs come in various sizes and shapes. The tintype is usually cut out quite roughly and is thinner than a ambrotype.
Despite the similarity, the cabinet card format was initially used for landscape views before it was adopted for portraiture. This was, however, usually done by the mount manufacturers rather than the studio. Although not uncommon in the 1870s, the cabinet card did not displace the carte de visite completely until the 1880s. Clark has created a guide to help researchers identify and date these images to within a few years of their actual origin. Dating the Cabinet Card Along with the subject in the image, the mount style is helpful in giving an approximate date. And the variations in the serations may help us further identify the chronological range.Next
Early 1900s cabinet card of a football player. None Thick gilt border to card edge Single thin line Embossed patterns Artistic underscore 1866 - 1900 1878 - 1886 1884 - 1900 1894 - 1900 1886 - 1896 General Rule: No single rule applies across all cards Card Edges Card edges experienced numerous changes during the latter 1800s. Rté news, the combined books like cartes de visite. The photographer may have been using up old card stock. The cabinet card was large enough to be easily viewed from across the room when typically displayed on a cabinet, which is probably why they became known as such in the vernacular. Rounded corner rule with a single line were popular 1889-96.Next
The emossed image is dond by mechanically applying heat and pressure on the paper. The cabinent card appeared in America 1866. We see different colors used for the face and back of mounts 1880s. The cabinet card shares many features and characteristics with the carte de visite. .Next
Cabinet cards with albumen prints usually date 1890s and before. The front usually includes the studio or photographers' name and location. The cabinet cards were particularly popular from 1875-1895. Date- date your own family photographs from 1866-1906, borders, but cabinet cards that belonged to us. Look on card included a broach north platte neb. They very quickly replace the old mount types.Next