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Cabinet photographs

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Card photographs, generally portraits, which measure 4 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches, including the mount. They were introduced by F. R. Window in 1867 as larger alternatives to the "cartes-de-visite," which measured 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. The larger size was considered more appropriate for display, allowed for group portraits, and permitted the image to be retouched. The size remained popular until World War I.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Portrait of an unidentified female performer , 1880s or 1890s

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 4
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents:

An unidentified female performer, likely from London, is pictured in this print. She stands with hands at her hips, wearing a revealing costume composed of a frilled eyelet blouse with long full sleeves, a vest and shorts of a pale color with dark edging, pale tights, and white shoes.

Dates: 1880s or 1890s