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The Magician

Painting in progress inspired by a 19th century cabinet card of a magician at work.


The Kings

This post and several others, all relate to a photograph album that was bought at auction in Barnstaple, North Devon (UK).

Two cabinet cards that are clearly related are identified as “W N King – born 1824″ and “Mrs King”. 274 more words


The Pomeranians: Identifying a Family Photo

If you’d asked me about this photograph a few years ago, I might said that Joachim and Sophia were, in fact, Ernst and Friederike. That is, I might never have identified the couple in this cabinet card photograph if it weren’t for a few subtle clues that pointed me conclusively in the direction of one immigrant couple over another. 845 more words

Photograph Analysis

A Mysterious Family Photograph, 1895 -- with Dog!

Here’s a mystery for you!  As I recall, I found this photograph at a paper show, and the seller knew nothing about it.    It is dated “1895” in pencil on the back. 236 more words


Family in Formation: Carte de Visite

Studio: Burne

Location: 98 Trongate, Glasgow, Scotland

Cabinet Card

Three Sheets to the Wind: Carte de Visite

One of the more unusual cards that I have come across over the years…

Studio: F. Spalding

Location: Chelmsford, UK

Cabinet Card

Napoleon Sarony: Celebrity Photographer

Before paparazzi and the celebrity media we all live with today, there were 19th century photographers, like Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896), who became internationally renowned for their celebrity portraits.  418 more words

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