Sunday, November 22, 2009

Photo Number Thirty -Two

This is a carte de visite or visiting card or CdV for short. The entire card  is 2 and 1/2 inches by 4 inches.  Apparently they were popular from 1860 to the 1900's.  Kind of like personal trading cards!
The photographer  W J Bennetts   Camborne and Hayle is from Camborne, Cornwall,  England.
I found it interesting that one of the hits I had on this name was a W J Bennetts that was from Camborne that went through New York City with other Cornish people in September of 1913..he was on his way to Evelyth, Minnesota.   This photograph came from a local antique shop.
This man has very kind eyes...I wonder if he came to American..or if his card just visited here:)
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  1. I was surprised when I enlarged - he is older than I first thought judging by the creases around his eyes and forehead. He does have pretty eyes.

  2. I guess I had never heard of a photo visiting card. That is unique. This is a lot of fun to see the way things were.


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