Cabinet photograph of an elderly woman
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- Can you identify the woman in this photograph?[Please answer by clicking on the Comments tab]
- David C. Butchart, Photographer
- Media Type
- Item Type
- A cabinet photograph of an elderly woman from the photo album of Amos Wright, resident of Richmond Hill.
- David C. Butchart is listed as operating photography business in Toronto on 145 King St. East in 1864-1873.
"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."
- D. C. Butchart's
145 King St. East
Toronto, C. W.
Negatives kept. Copies may
always be had.
- Date of Original
- ca. 1864-1873
Width: 6.2 cm
Height: 10.2 cm
- Local identifier
- Language of Item
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.87111 Longitude: -79.43725
- Richmond Hill Public LibraryWWW address
Agency street/mail address
1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5