Cabinet & Studio Mounts - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Cabinet & Studio Mounts

Cabinet

This size of mount (6 " x 4 ") was popular from the time of its introduction in 1866 by F. R. Window (of Window & Bridge), it remained popular until around 1900. The size was introduced to revitalise the portrait business as the fashion for cartes waned.1 The mounts and backs of the cards correspond to late cartes de visite with late examples being very rich in ornamentation.

Other Size Mounts

Following the popularity of the carte de visite and the cabinet mount other sizes were introduced. The following list of card sizes is taken from an advertisement by Edwin Oborne in the British Journal Photographic Almanac of 1892 (size in inches).

Carte de visite4 ⅛ x 2 Midget2 x 1 ⅝
Cabinet6 x 4 Victoria Midget2 ⅜ x 1
Imperial10 x 6 ⅞Cabinet Midget2 11/16 x 1
Promenade8 x 4Promenade Midget3 x 1 ⅝
Boudoir8 x 5 Boudoir Midget3 ⅜ x 1 15/16
Panel13 x 7
Large Panel17 x 10
Grand Panel23 x 13

References & Notes:

[1] Phot. News 18/5/1866, p. 289. 17/8/1866, p. 385. G.W. Wilson has a claim to the introduction of this size of print but not in the context of the portrait trade.


Cabinet

Image of

Window & Grove
, London. Portrait. Inscribed Sincerely yours. Blanche O'Doyne.

Address: 63A Baker St., Portman Sq.

The studio is described in The Photographic Studios of Europe.

Image of

Alexander Bassano
, London. Army officer in uniform. Hand colouring applied to uniform.

Address: 25 Old Bond St.

Image of

London Stereoscopic Co. Ltd
, London. Portrait. Buff front and grey back to mount.

Address: 106 & 108 Regent St., 54 Cheapside.

Goodfellow
, Wincanton. Image of two children with a toy pram. Black mount.

Image of

American Photographic Studios
. Three-quarter length portrait, grey mount. Glossy, printing-out process. In envelope carrying studio name.

Address: 98 Church St., Luton. The card is labelled - American Photographic Studios, E. Seath.

A very late cabinet card.

Mansion House Photographic Co.
, London. Photograph of a policeman, grey mount.

Address: 16 & 17 Poultry, Cheapside.

Mansion House was founded in the mid 1890s at 16 Poultry.

Image of

John Hart
, London. Man with a dog on a table. Cream mount.

Address: 179, 181 City Rd. 275 Leytonstone Rd.

Image of

Hughes & Mullins
, Ryde. Vignette portrait of a man. Cream mount.

Address: Regina House, Ryde. Isle of Wight.

Barrow Church
. Horizontal format, on cream/yellow mount.

Other Early Mounts

Image of

Hawke
, Plymouth. 4 ⅝" x 1 ⅞". Full-length portrait of a woman. Grey mount with silver lettering.

Image of

Hellis & Sons
, London. Midget size. 2" x 1 ⅛" image mounted on white card 2 5/16" x 1 5/16". Dated Jan 1895.

Address: 211, 213 Regent St.

Hellis & Sons
, London. 2 " x 1 " image mounted on grey card 4" x 2 ". Matt bromide print.

Address: 160 High St., Camden Town. 30 Clapham Rd. 309 Euston Rd. 49 Deptford Bridge, Greenwich. 688 Fulham Rd. (After 1900).

Cottier Cubbin
, Liverpool. 1 ⅞" x 1 ⅛" image mounted on white card 3 " x 2 " with plain back. Glossy print.

Address: 175 London Rd.

F. Allard
, London. Cabinet Midget. 1 ⅞" x 1 " mounted on cream card plain back. Glossy printing-out process.

Address: 55 Homerton Terrace, Hackney.

Pearce & Smith
, London. Promenade Midget 2 " x 1 " image mounted on cream card 3 ⅛" x 1 7/16".

Address: 46 Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington.

A. Hinkins
, Retford. Promenade Midget 2 9/16" x 1 5/16" image mounted on green card 3 ⅛" x 1 7/16".

Address: Exchange St.

Later Studio Mounts

Image of

F. Allard
, London. Oval image 1 13/16" x 1 ⅞" mounted on green card 3 " x 2 ⅝" with plain back. Glossy print.

Address: 116 Wick Rd. Homerton. (1908 -).

Royal Central Photo Co.
, Salisbury. Circular image 1 " diameter mounted on green card 3 " x 3 ". Matt print.

Address: High St.

S.J. Porter
, Exeter. Circular image 2 " diameter mounted on white card 4 ⅝" x 3 ". Matt print.

Address: 3 Eastgate.

Houghton
, Margate. Circular image 2 15/16" diameter mounted on white card 5 " x 4 ⅜". Matt print.

Miell & Miell
, Bournemouth. Circular image 2 15/16" diameter mounted on grey card 5 ⅛" x 5 ⅛". Matt print.

W.D. Dighten
, Exeter. Circular image 2 " diameter mounted on brown card 5" x 5". Matt print. Dated 1906.

Address: 21 Bidwell St.

Brights Studio Ltd.
, Bournemouth. Oval image 3 " x 2 " mounted on cream card 8 ⅞" x 5 3/16". Matt sepia-toned print.

Fred. Wright
, Andover. Postcard size. Full-length portrait of a woman.

Late Image
. 4 " x 3" image mounted on card, c. 1920s.

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