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Cabinet photo of unidentified man
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Perkins, Photographer
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Item Type
A cabinet photograph of an identified man from the photo album of Amos Wright, resident of Richmond Hill.
Perking Photographer is listed as operating from 1881-1890 in Toronto, on 293 Yonge Street.

"Cabinet card photographs were first introduced in 1866. They were initially employed for landscapes rather than portraitures. Cabinet cards replaced Carte de visite photographs as the popular mode of photography. Cabinet cards became the standard for photographic portraits in 1870. Cabinet cards experienced their peak in popularity in the 1880′s. Cabinet cards were still being produced in the United States until the early 1900′s and continued to be produced in Europe even longer. The best way to describe a cabinet card is that it is a thin photograph that is mounted on a card that measures 4 1/4″ by 6 1/2″. Cabinet cards frequently have artistic logos and information on the bottom or the reverse of the card which advertised the photographer or the photography studio’s services."
Date of Original
ca. 1881-1890
Width: 10.5 cm
Height: 16.5 cm
Local identifier
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.87111 Longitude: -79.43725
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Cabinet photo of unidentified man

A cabinet photograph of an identified man from the photo album of Amos Wright, resident of Richmond Hill.