Turn the page: kids

Next up is a brother and sister set.



Out of the sleeve.


Connon and Elora?  The name of the photographer or the kids?  I hope it is the kids! I like the names a lot!  If I were naming kids at this stage of my life, I consider those!

The little guy by himself in and out of the sleeve.






And now for the couple.

Last time I gave you a closer look of the young lady in the left hand page from my album.


This time I’ll share the couple.


I love this guy’s pose!  It looks very natural for him!  I can see him standing like this with “the guys talking shop”.


I like the stripes on her skirt and her jacket is wonderful!


This is the same photographer as the young girl but the back looks different.

So I wonder if these photographs were taken at the same time with the photographer finishing one batch of cards before switching to the new ones.  If this is the case, is the young girl related to the old couple (parents/daughter).  Or were they (more likely) taken at different times and the people live in the same town and they may or may not be related.


Turn the page: Those are ’60’s skirts!

The next two carte de visits in the book look 60’s to me.


Today we will focus on the lady on the left.  This is her in the sleeve.


She looks young.  The skirt and bodice are of different material/color.  There is a belt, broach, necklace and earrings.


Do you see the stuffed/ceramic dog next to her?  It is a bit creepy!

The back of the carte.


I can’t find any info on the photographer.

Turn the page: Husband and wife

The next in line in the carte de visite book I found is a husband wife.


One look at her hair and we know this is 1870’s!


Here she is out of the sleeve.


Her dress appears to be made from velvet and she has very large earrings and broach.

The back of her card and the man’s card is the same (which is why I am assuming they were taken together and that they are married).

Blackpool was/is a resort town in England so these folks may have been living there or on a vacation.

Here is hubby, in and out of the sleeve. Quite the vest!



“New” old album Page 1


Use my hand as a reference for size!

Turn the page.


Mother and kids?  Looks like mom and girls have matching dresses.  Cute!


Out of the sleeve.


There is not much to go on for dating this card.  If I had to guess I’d say late 1870’s.  There is a lot detail on the skirts which was a popular thing to do in the 70’s.  The girls have the start of bangs but not the big frizzy ones that were popular in the 80’s   The card itself has rounded corners which started in the 70’s.  I’m puzzled by the yellow color of the card.  I’ve not seen or heard of that before.  Anyone else have any thoughts on that?


Flea Market’s best find!

I was walking along, picking this up, turning that around, when I spotted something that made me think “Dr. Who Tardis”.


I picked it up and turned it over and found a clasp.IMG_20180203_163034607

A lovely clasp!

When I opened that clasp I really noticed the embossed edge.


That embossing is on 3 sides.


I’m still pretty clueless about what it is other than some sort of book.  It wasn’t until I opened it up that I realized it was a photo album.


What threw me was its small size.  It is an album that displays one carte de visit per page.  And of course, I will share with you.


Turn the page: other side

The last entry I made about my cabinet card album was in the back pages, which is tin types and carte de visites.IMG_20160724_183532849

We looked at the left page. This time we will look at the right page.

The first photo is a tin type of a cute little gaffer with his gun.  Knowing Victorians, that thing probably does actually work!img_20160724_184846

The next is a tin type as well.  The subjects are two women (mother/daughter?) and my guess for date, based on clothes is the 1880’s.  Aren’t those hats wonderful!


Next is a tin type of two gents.  Love the wall!  It looks like boxes that have been paper mached to look like stone.


And finally, another tin type that I think comes from the 80’s.


The woman on the right is holding something in her hand but it is blurry.  I’m guessing she moved and I’m also guessing it is something like a folded fan.  Again, more cute hats and I’m loving that white dress!  A white dress is something I don’t have yet.  I might be a bit too old (and messy-the law of my life is I’m always wearing white when I eat spaghetti) to be wearing white. I associate white dresses with wealthy young single Victorian ladies.  Wealthy because white is a pain to keep clean…you need to not have to work, not have to worry about washing it yourself and not have to worry about replacing it if it gets ruined.  And I associate it with young single ladies because the debut dresses were all white.  Anyone know if 50+ women wore white? (The woman in the second photo above is older but my guess is she is closer to 30 than 50 and her dress is more tan than white.)