I just love antique cabinet photos. If I were to start a new sidesaddle realated collection, I know it would be one of these amazing photos!
I know that they, as do our modern photos, show people at thier best, but still you do get a peek into their lives..
.and the lives of their equine friends since you know their best horses were chosen to be in the photos!
I am such a fashion buff too. Most of the cabinet photos were taken between 1870 and 1920. You can get a real sense of what they were wearing. Just look at this next photo, look at the detail of the twist in the hat scarf and the jewelry too.
Here is a photo I really wish there was more information on. I would have thought it was a fake, but the horse type totally matches the late 1800's. The riding suit is totally unique though isn't it.
Love love love this one of the young girl wearing a corset but with her hair unbound, dated 1880.
This next one, probably husband and wife, is dated 1885.
Now - here is a photo I love. I want a stand up white collar like this!
This photo speaks volumes to me! I wish she were my relative.
This one is 'newer' by the standards of cabinet photos.
sigh... she is so elegant!