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Kenrick A.Claflin & Son

1423. (reproduction cabinet photo) Whaleback Lighthouse, Portsmouth, New Hampshire c.1900.

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1423. (reproduction cabinet photo) Whaleback Lighthouse, Portsmouth, New Hampshire c.1900.

1423. (reproduction cabinet photo) Whaleback Lighthouse, Portsmouth, New Hampshire c.1900. Fine reproduction of original cabinet photo measures 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. Photo provides great detail of the rarely seen granite light tower and steam fog signal apparatus, perched on a rock foundation off Portsmouth. Cabinet Cards were a very popular way to collect photos of far away, exotic places in the 1880’s through 1920’s. Many sizes were marketed, one very popular size being the “Boudoir” card, which appeared in the late 1880’s, after which this card is patterned. This Boudoir Cards are styled to have the look and feel of rare and valuable vintage cards, using modern archival materials. They even include period-style studio advertising on the backs. Cards are printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation paper, using genuine Epson Ultrachrome inks. The images are mounted permanently on Crescent Select mat board, using Bienfang Archival dry mount tissue. Both the front and the back are photo surfaces. Lastly, the Boudoir Cards are carefully cut to size with rounded corners, duplicating the look of the original cards. (M). $28.