Cabinet card

Explore the art of cabinet card photography and relive the past with vintage portraits. Discover how these antique photographs capture timeless memories and add a touch of nostalgia to your collection.

These cab photos...were larger and of higher quality than everthing previous to them...(except for daguerreotypes) by now the photographers had honed the craft and were ready to shine... and they did. Elaborate background became commonplace with retouching added often to soften wrinkles and blemishes. A Renaissance of creativity and a good and popular business coincided giving us great images of America at that time. Many of these still abound giving us a look at the world more than 100…

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Sheila Stiles
The Human Skeleton… Vintage Freak Show Cabinet Cards - CVLT Nation History, Old Circus, Big Top, Freak Show, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Circus Circus, Carnival, Vintage Circus

In the 19th and most of the 20th century, humankind’s obsession with all things weird and freaky could only be satisfied with a trip to the circus freak show. There, our ancestors could ogle people afflicted with skin conditions, deformities, and eccentricities, and sometimes people who just happened to be from another culture that the […]

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