Diamond Cabinet Card

I only have one of these in my collection.  They are not as rare as hen’s teeth but not an everyday thing either.

SAM_1502

Isn’t that an interesting shape for the card?  Our lady has a light colored bodice with a ton of ruching and ruffles and the sleeves appear to be the big mutton sleeves of the 1890’s.  This family is from my home town, Winnipeg.

SAM_1504According to the Manitoba Historical Society F. W. Farkin was a photographer in Winnipeg from 1890-1908 (after 1908 he named his studio Rembrandt Studio.)  Her hair is very 1880’s so perhaps this is from the earlier 90’s.

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