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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Keith Marshall collection of photographs

Call Number: MSS 12
Overview: The collection comprises 147 photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with representative images of Great Britain, South Africa, New Zealand, Madeira, East Asia, and other locations (many unidentified).
Dates: circa 1880-circa 1920

Maude Douglas portrait, full length, Greco-Roman gown , 1892

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: Print is signed on back, "To Bertie with much love from Maudie." Image is of Maude standing with arms clasped behind her head. She wears a loosely-fitting, draped gown suggestive of ancient Greek or Roman style. She has a solid metallic bracelet on her right arm, and she wears heavy makeup.
Dates: 1892

Maude Douglas portrait, full length seated, 'royal' costume, , 1892

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: Maude is shown here wearing a regal looking costume, consisting of a cap with pheasant feathers, a fur-trimmed striped bodice with dark fabric bib and cuffed sleeves (cuffs are a pale velvety material, with frilly wrists), a cape decorated with spangles, tasseled epaulets, thick black tights and low heeled black shoes. She is wearing heavy makeup, with her eyes lined and lips rouged. The print is signed, "With love from Maudie/ Jan 29th 92."
Dates: 1892