Sunday, June 24, 2012

Victorian Cabinet Card Photographs - Collecting Lady Man Black Americana

Old Victorian cabinet card photos are quite a treasure! Not only are they fun to look at, but they give us quite an insight into fashion, millinery, social customs, and more.  I am posting several on my Ruby Lane antique website for sale, and here's some previews below. If you see one you like, and it's not in my shop, please inquire if it has already sold, because it may be in line to be posted soon. The black African American lady is particularly lovely, in an antique barbola rose and swag frame.

Rarely do you find a card with people smiling!

Oh my! Love those mutton-chop sideburns, and just how much pomade does he have in his hair...!

Beautiful ascot scarf on this gentleman...