Photograph Collections

Cabinet Card

Larger than the carte-de-visite photographic format, the cabinet card was about 4 by 6 inches and featured space for the photographer's name and studio location to be printed on the front. The cabinet card consisted of a paper print (usually albumen) mounted on a thick card support. These gained popularity in the 1870s and eventually eclipsed the carte-de-visite format in popularity.

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