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Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 5/5/2021 1:24 PM
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Country: Lithuania
Town: Vilnius
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Hello,

I would like to know around what years the picture could be taken. From the clothes and quality.

Thanks in Advance,
Aviv

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5/6/2021 5:41 AM This is a cabinet portrait. Cabinetu means cabinet in Romanian.

How to spot a cabinet card (1866–c.1914)
https://blog.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/find-out-when-a-photo-was-taken-identify-a-cabinet-card/

The above site contains clues to help date a cabinet portrait, such as:

"Edges
By the 1880s, cabinet card mounts sometimes had bevelled edges, and were often finished in gold or silver.

Colour
The colour of the cardboard mount can also help date the photograph. Cream mounts were always popular, but bolder, dark colours like black, dark brown, green or burgundy began to appear in the 1880s and 1890s."
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