Dating cabinet card phtographs
Because these prints were mounted on such thin paper, they were glued onto card stock to provide strength.
The card stocks are good clues to dating these photographs.
is a smaller photograph of about 2.5 inches width and 4.12 inches height (5,5 x 9 cm).
It was also usually an albumin print mounted on cardboard.
, first used in 1862 for landscape-photography by George Wharton Simpson (1825–1880) and George Washington Wilson (1823–1893), was a larger sized photograph, which was then adopted for photographic portraits in the late 1860s.S., from its introduction until just after the turn of the century.