Dating cabinet card phtographs

10-Jun-2016 05:19

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.

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, 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.

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