Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography

Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography


Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography offers the first-ever in-depth examination of the photographic phenomenon of cabinet cards. Cabinet cards were America’s main format for photographic portraiture through the last three decades of the nineteenth century. Inexpensive and sold by the dozen, they transformed getting one’s portrait made from a formal event taken up once or twice in a lifetime into a commonplace practice shared with family and friends.

Acting Out
Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography
August 14 – November 1, 2020

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX 76107
https://www.cartermuseum.org

P2016.104.A – Hosford, M.C. – [Two friends killing each other] – ca. 1900
Cabinet card photographs
Gelatin silver print

P2016.104.B – Hosford, M.C. – [Two friends killing each other] – ca. 1900
Cabinet card photographs
Gelatin silver print

P2016.111 – Palmquist & Jurgens – [Untitled] – 1880s
Cabinet card photographs
Albumen silver print

P2016.120 – Falk, Benjamin – Helena Luy – 1880s
Cabinet card photographs
Albumen silver print


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