Cabinet Card
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A photographic print mounted on cardboard approximately 4½  6¼ inches.

Context

Introduced in the 1860s, cabinet cards superseded the carte-de-visite. The format was common until about 1900. Early cabinet cards typically used albumen prints, although a variety of other process were used for later cards. The photograph is usually smaller than the card, leaving approximately a half inch at the bottom, where the name of the photographer or studio was printed.

FK Reading Ease
64.9

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