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Category: cabinet card

Profile of a Young Lady


Lady w m salmon

Cabinet Card bought from Kinver Antiques Fair. My eye was drawn to this image immediately, the soft focus around the edges, the foxing and the beautiful details on the dress. It was taken by W M Salmon of London Street, Reading; unfortunately no information on the young lady herself.


Texas Mo

I can’t remember where I bought this Cabinet Card from but this gentleman seemed perfect to start another Movember season.

The photographer’s name is M. Hughes – Gallery East Side Market Plaza, Gonzales Texas.

 March 1893 is the only information on the reverse of this one in pencil.

I’m taking part in Movember for the second year, my effort so far.

Coiffed Hair and Mo to Match

Cabinet card bought at a camera fair in Wolverhampton.

My final post for the month of Movember.

This chap has a wonderful moustache and a hair style which mirrors his mo style!

The photographer was Virgil Whalley, 352 Leeds Road, Nelson.

My work mates and I have raised over £400 so far, day  1-21 of my progress can be seen on YouTube.

Los Angeles Cowboy



Cabinet Card bought at Kinver Antiques Fair.

The Photographers name is: Edouart & Son, 121 S Spring Street, Los Angeles.

I am taking part in my first Movember and thought this gentlemen was sporting a splendid example,

I wonder if his face itched as much as mine does at the moment!

Not sure if he is a Cowboy or not, perhaps the hat isn’t big enough?

Dapper Gentleman in his Sunday Best

Daper Gentleman in his Sunday best

This Cabinet Card was bought from a Camera Fair in Wolverhampton.

The photograph was taken at South Beach, Blackpool by T. Tufnell Thompson.

This image mesmerized me, perhaps because the subject is staring so directly into the camera lens.

The details such as the gentleman’s pocket watch chain, buttons and hankerchief also add to the photograph.

December 1900

Cabinet card bought at a Camera fair, the only information on the reverse is December 1900.

This beautiful young lady has such a calm expression on her face.

The photographer was called Davis with studios at 16 Princes Street, Edinburgh and 52 West Nile Street Glasgow.

Couple in their Sunday best

I bought this cabinet card from a camera fair in Wolverhampton, the card had no message other than the photographers details:

James Bacon and Sons, Art Photographers, 81 Northumberland Street, Newcastle on Tyne. Additional copies of this photograph may

be obtained at any time by quoting the number below. High class miniatures on ivory and carbon pictures on porcelain can be

executed from this photograph.

Young lady reading a book

Cabinet Card bought at a camera fair in Wolverhampton.

No message on the reverse just a more detailed version of the photographers design at the bottom of this image which reads:

Photographers Heath & Bullingham, 24 George Street, Plymouth.


Cabinet card portrait in the garden

Bought from a Camera Fair in Wolverhampton, this is a scanned Cabinet Card

The portrait does not credit a photographer and there is no message

Sunday Best

victorian cyclists

Victorian cabinet card bought at a flea market scanned and touched up  
no message on the reverse