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Cabinet print

Cabinet prints were mounted on cards of about 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches (15.9 x 10.8 cm). They replaced the carte-de-visite as the standard portrait studio studio format in the 1870s.

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Lillie Langtry
by Henry Van der Weyde
April 1885
NPG P863

Aubrey Beardsley
by James Russell & Sons
circa 1890
NPG P43

Dorothea Beale
by G.H. Martyn & Sons
1902
NPG P1004

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