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Cabinet Card Album from mid to late 1800s

Toronto. We all have family photos.  Once  photo prices fell in the mid 1800s, CDVs were all the rage. When the market became saturated, studios moved to larger cards like the Cabinet cards.

Albums became the way to hold and file CDV and larger likenesses. When we moved to gelatin prints from the curl prone albumen prints, albums with black pages and black corner tabs took over. Those without an album, used an old shoe box, or a buffet drawer.

Modern days the photos are full colour and reside in a computer or smartphone as digital files ready to be shared electronically.

Shown is a mid to late 1800s album for cabinet cards. If your collection lacks one, or one this beautiful, drop by our March 15th auction. This album will be in the bidding!

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