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This show consists of a private collection of cabinet cards. These wonderful small scale portraits became popular from the 1870s to 1900. In addition to having a warm sepia tone the backs were often elaborate advertisements for the photographer's studio.

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A private collection of cabinet cards from the Perfect Exposure Gallery, these specific cards were taken from various locations such as San Francisco, New York City and London. Cabinet cards were influenced from the earlier Carte de Visite, also known as a card photograph. Cabinet cards typically consisted of a photograph mounted on a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 card, which was commercially produced card …

A private collection of cabinet cards from the Perfect Exposure Gallery, these specific cards were taken from various locations such as San Francisco, New York City and London. Cabinet cards were influenced from the earlier Carte de Visite, also known as a card photograph. Cabinet cards typically consisted of a photograph mounted on a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 card, which was commercially produced card stock. Dating from the 1860s to the 1890s, cabinet cards were used to capture portraiture and landscape photography. The format provided an opportunity for individuals to have their portrait taken more …

Location

2424 W. Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA, US
Monday–Saturday, 9:30am–6:30pm
Sunday, Closed