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Collecting 19th c. Stereoviews: Antique Vintage Victorian Photographs

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Collecting 19th c. Stereoviews: Antique Vintage Victorian Photographs

 1879 Hand Tinted Stereoview Mourning Photograph of Sarah Cartner`s Grave, Illinois. Found in Berrien County, Michigan, and Saint Joseph County, Indiana.   ...and click here to view 1000's of antique ID'd family photos on Ancestorville. An Article on the History of Stereoview (or Stereoscopic) Antique Photographs by Debra Clifford, Ancestorville    At Ancestorville, we find and sell vintage lost family photos and ephemera. Often we come upon stereoview photographs taken by small local photographers and/or small town gallery studios which depict family houses, family run businesses and store fronts, graveyard and cemetery markers and related 19th century scenes. Unfortunately, many of these antique...

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Collecting CDV Carte de Visites: Antique Vintage Victorian Photos

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Collecting CDV Carte de Visites: Antique Vintage Victorian Photos

c. 1860-70's CDV Carte de Visite Photograph of Hattie Keith & Dora Keith, NJ Photographer: Levi Longcor, Washington, New Jersey. Counties: Bergen, Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Sussex, and Warren.  ...and click here to view 1000's of antique ID'd family photos on Ancestorville. Photography: An Article about the History of Antique CDV Carte de Visite Photographs by Debra Clifford, Ancestorville ...Here at Ancestorville, we have over 2,000 family identified vintage CDV Carte de Visite photographs to go up, all searchable by surname, county, photographer name and noted where they were found. They offer an invaluable look at early antique photography, family names, clothing, early textiles...

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Snapshots: Collecting Antique Vintage Snap & Vernacular Photographs

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Snapshots: Collecting Antique Vintage Snap & Vernacular Photographs

Thayer: c. 1920's Snapshot Photograph of Almon and Leona Thayer. Found in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, MA.  ...and click here to view 1000's of antique ID'd family photos on Ancestorville. The Virtual Time Machine of Vernacular Photography by Marty Weil      Vernacular photography, a dressy name for snapshots taken by amateur or unknown photographers, is one of the hottest areas of ephemera collecting and a trendy component of artistic expression. Vernacular 'everyman' photos feature scenes from ordinary life and cover a wide range of subject matter from family photos to vacation slides.  Ron Radue, a vernacular collector and antique dealer, calls these...

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Collecting 1880-90's Antique Vintage Cabinet Card Victorian Photos

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Collecting 1880-90's Antique Vintage Cabinet Card Victorian Photos

1890 Wedding Cabinet Card Photo. On reverse: "Mr. Joseph Brimicombe married Miss Eunice E. Wilcox on Oct. 11, 1899" is handwritten in beautiful old period dip pen ink.  ...and click here to view 1000's of antique ID'd family photos on Ancestorville. An Article about Cabinet Card Photos by Debra Clifford, Ancestorville ...Introduced in 1866, "Cabinet Cards" or cabinet card photographs, are generally Victorian era portraits of family members, as seen in the beautiful Brimicombe family photo above, although they did have some limited use in landscape. They are generally about 4.5 x 7 inches in size, and are a paper photograph mounted on...

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Collecting 19th c. Vintage Antique Victorian Advertising Trade Cards

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Collecting 19th c. Vintage Antique Victorian Advertising Trade Cards

history and talk of collecting vintage antique advertising trade cards for genealogy...

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