Studio furniture and chairs look as if from a fine country house.1890s Women wore tailor-made suits and plain with little ornamentation (brooch at the neck), hair in a bun with no fringes.There were also change in borders and other aspects of he mounts.Some of the mounts were quite fancy including those with ornate gilt borders.The daguerreotype was restricted to the more wealthy and are therefore a fairly rare find.Other processes followed such as the Ambrotype process invented by Frederick Scott Archer which was in use from the 1850s to about 1890 and was a less a expensive alternative to the daguerreotype.This real photo postcard features a young man on a horse and buggy flanked by two young women.Two more young ladies are standing next to the carriage, one is holding a closed umbrella.
Early cabinet cards were square with light-weight stock (1866-80).
They measured about 4 x 2½ inches and were mounted on thin trade cards measuring about 4 ½ x 6 ½ inches.
The photographer's name and address usually appeared on the reverse.
A charming and pretty young woman stands at an open gate as she poses for this cabinet card portrait. Note her neckband, beautiful long earrings, and lovely hat.
The woman is beautifully dressed and well adorned with bracelets, a feathered hat, and a parasol. This woman clearly knew how to put herself together. Tintype photography was most popular during the 1860’s and 1870’s.
Ladies wore tight fitting jackets, high white collars or ruffs a brooch at the neck, lots of buttons in rows, tight fitting sleeves, odd little hats, hair plain or curls usually pulled back.