A CDV of a finely whiskered Victorian gentleman posing in a studio with a chair. The style of whiskers, a wreath beard or beard without a mustache that extends around the chin from the sideburns, is similar to the one that Abraham Lincoln sported at the time. It shows that this man is a cultured New Yorker, as the studio named on the back of the CDV is "Barcalow, 76 Bowery, New York".
Carte de Vistes were all the rage in the 1860s - a small photo portrait that could be shared with family and friends, and collected into the first photo albums. By the early 1870s the Cabinet Card began to replace the CDV, but they didn't fully disappear for a couple more decades. Antique photograph from the Civil War Era.
SIZE: 54.0 mm (2.125 in) × 89 mm (3.5 in) mounted on a card sized 64 mm (2.5 in) × 100 mm (4 in)
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