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Boudoir Cards

 Class
Identifier: PAPF-006

Scope and Contents

This record is used to track catalogued boudoir cards not described in another collection.

Boudoir cards are card-mounted photographs much like cabinet cards, but are more generously sized [8.5 x 5.5 inches]. The term refers to the format, not the subject matter. The format was used beginning in the late 1870s, grew in popularity in the 1880s, and use tapered off after 1900. In some cases, images created earlier may have been republished in this format.

Subjects of these photographs frequently include landscapes, events, studio portraits, and group photographs.

This finding aid also includes card-mounted photographs in "corona" or "panel" cabinet card size [8.5 x 4 inches], which share the long dimension with boudoir cabinet cards, but are not as wide on the short side.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within ca. 1880s and 1890s

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
Boudoir Cards
Status
In Progress
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the NMHM Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Repository

Contact:
113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501 USA