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Cabinet photograph of an elderly woman
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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
first size
Portrait Gallery
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
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.87111 Longitude: -79.43725
Creative Commons licence
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Cabinet photograph of an elderly woman

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