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Cabinet Card Photographs344 of 399Cabinet card of 16th Infantry Regiment soldier from the Spanish American War1890's Photo
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Posted 7 years ago

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This old Family photo is not dated. There were so many to look over, but I liked and kept this one. I'm just going to guess it was taken around 1900.


  1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    What size is it?

    Based on the mount it is pre- 1900. Probably 1880s.

    If you post a photo of the back, I may be able to date better.

  2. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 7 years ago
    The card is 6.5 inches, the back reads:
    10 BOSSErMAn.
    Pho ograPher

    Thank-You for your time, and I love your posts. I've learned so much from this site in such a short time from your comments and descriptions!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    It sounds like a cabinet card-- 6 1/2 X 4 1/4 and the 1880s should be accurate for date.


  4. BeauxPurdy, 7 years ago
    Thank you very much.I am overwhelmed in this attic.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks for sharing.

    Collector desirability is driven by content-- beautiful women, cute children, toys, dolls, animals, street scenes, occupationals and military are SOME of the more collected subject matter.

    Of course having photographs that came from your family, no matter the content, is nice!

  6. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 7 years ago
    Many Thanks for your advice! The family photos are keepers, its just all the other ephemera... Do people really want travel postcards from the 1930's? I have stacks &stacks&stacks of scenery and buildings. Many of Europe and Asia. With such a massive amount of these postcards my interest has become saturated and I don't need them, but I also don't know what to do w/ them.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Folks collect scenic postcards.

    I'd search ebay to get an idea of value and run them in groups in order to move them.

    Good luck,

  8. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 7 years ago
    Oh Goodness! That really sounds like a lot of work...YUC.

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