Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Today’s photo from the Leather CdV Album is a fine image of a young man posed quite attractively, presumably so he could impress the ladies he visited and thereby left his visiting card. The square corners of the card indicate the 1860s but this is mid to late century (my guesstimate) due to the entire …

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  This CdV is of an attractive couple posed in such a way that we see 3/4 of each of their faces. The dress leads me to believe this is from the 1870s. It reminds me very much of the early Natural Form era. There is no bustle to be seen, no flounces behind her, …

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   This photograph shows a handsome gentleman photographed by Major Moulthrop, a famous photographer in New Haven, CT. Moulthrop was known as one of the first photographers in the area, and at his death was lamented as one of the oldest and longest in the photographic arts. The Photographic Times and American Photographer published an …

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Recently a site reader suggested I take a look at an ebay auction for a cabinet card described as a wedding portrait. Of course I had to look, and you know me, I had to have it. Lucky me, I won the auction and for this week’s Sepia Saturday we’ll be looking at it. Someone …

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