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The Cabinet card was the style of photograph which was
universally adopted for photographic portraiture in 1870. It
consisted of a thin photograph that was generally mounted on
cards measuring 4 ¼” by 6 ½ inches usually including
extensive logos and information on the reverse side of the card
to advertise the photographer’s services.
Due to the larger image size, the cabinet card steadily
increased in popularity during the second half of the 1860s and
into the 1870s, replacing the carte de visite as the most
popular form of portraiture.
For nearly three decades after the 1860s, the commercial
portraiture industry was dominated by the carte de visite and
cabinet card formats. However, as with all technological
innovations, the public increasingly demanded outdoor and candid
photographs As snapshot and personal photography became
commonplace among the public, the popularity of the cabinet card
and cabinet card specific albums waned. The cabinet card still
had a place in public consumption and continued to be produced
until the early 1900s and quite a bit longer in Europe.The last
cabinet cards were produced in the twenties, even as late as
The type of card stock or whether it had right-angled or
rounded corners can often help to determine the date of the
photograph to as close as five years.