Horse-Drawn Hearse and Driver, 1897

Summary

Professional photographers began producing cabinet cards in 1867, and people soon preferred these photographic prints on cardboard stock to the earlier, smaller cartes-de-visite. American commonly collected and exchanged cabinet photographs through the early 1900s. This example, made in 1897 by Portland, Michigan photographer George J. Van Horn, shows a horse-drawn hearse and rider.

Professional photographers began producing cabinet cards in 1867, and people soon preferred these photographic prints on cardboard stock to the earlier, smaller cartes-de-visite. American commonly collected and exchanged cabinet photographs through the early 1900s. This example, made in 1897 by Portland, Michigan photographer George J. Van Horn, shows a horse-drawn hearse and rider.

Artifact

Cabinet photograph

Subject Date

1897

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

93.51.18

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Mounting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.25 in

Width: 6.5 in

Inscriptions

obverse, printed: Portland, Mich. 1897 obverse, handwritten: Geo J Van Horne [sic]

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