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Cabinet Card of Man Playing Guitar, c. 1880's

Cabinet Card of Man with Guitar, c. 1880's

Cabinet Card of Man Playing Guitar (B. R. Gifford photographer), c. 1880's, Dunkirk, NY.

A cabinet card of a dapper gentleman (complete with pomaded hair and handlebar mustache) playing a European-style guitar, taken by B.R. Gifford of Dunkirk, NY. The very ornate back reads: "Instantaneous Portraits of Children, B.R. Gifford, 233 & 225 Center St., Dunkirk N.Y., Instantaneous Process Used Exclusively, Duplicates Can Be had at Any Time".
Height is 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.), 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) width, heavy photographic card stock.

The card has a water stain on the bottom of the card stock and the top left hand side is chipped away (possibly mouse eaten), but this does not impact the central image.

Item # 755

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