Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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…