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Identities Under Review (#40)
Ca. 1880, restored 2005 Cliff. Johnston

Identities Under Review (#40)

Flint, Michigan, U. S. A.

Photographer: C.W. Conat, Flint, Michigan

The dating of this albumen photograph, called a cdv or "cartes-de-visite", is based on 2 clues: the oval vignette style was used from 1876 to the late 1880's, and the card stock, a heavy yellow-orange color was used in the 1880's. Cdv's were 2-1/4"x4", but these were evidently trimmed to fit better in the album - a common practice. As it turns out, this appears to be a photograph of an earlier tintype.

From an original paper photograph, ca. 1880's, which was scanned, emailed to me, and restored in 2005. The thin paper image measures 2-3/8"x3-13/16" while the heavy paper backer is trimmed to fit the image. full exif

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