Museum-Cabinet Cards Of Curiosities

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Cabinets of curiosities (also known in German loanwords as Kunstkabinett, Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer; also Cabinets of Wonder, and wonder-rooms) were notable collections of objects. The term cabinet originally described a room rather than a piece of furniture. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings), and antiquities. The classic cabinet of curiosities emerged in the sixteenth century, although more rudimentary collections had existed earlier. In addition to the most famous and best documented cabinets of rulers and aristocrats, members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in Europe formed collections that were precursors to museums. (WIKIPEDIA)

Here is our own little selection of curiosities in cabinet card format




                                           Pant's Legs




                                Indoor Studio Snow

                                     In Memory




                              The Twins


Lotta Crabtree and her mother


Old Abe (May 27, 1861 – March 26, 1881),
a bald eagle,
was the mascot of the
8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment

 in the American Civil War. (Wikipedia)


A.W. Gimbi. The Pennsylvania
artistic knife artist

on peach stone and wood


                                  After A Drunk



                                                                Hebe and Americus




                         A Prize Melon




                           Marie Studholme





                                  The Deleon Hat



                                                    Harmony and Discord


    H. J. Goudey,  Evangelist

 Topping, Maynard and Hobron.
Wholesale dealers in Fur,
Wool, and Straw Hats. 






"Statue Of Faith"  for the Plymouth Monument



                                                                    White Caps
                                     A Kazoo Ensemble

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