Sunday, October 11, 2009

Memorial Cabinet Card; Curious Evil-Eyed Woman

This is a memorial cabinet card, very common in the era. This particular image is curious though. When this woman died didn't her relatives have a picture of her in which she did not look so evil? By the cabinet card era, getting your photo taken was no longer expensive, and this woman looks like she's old enough to have had at least a few pictures taken of herself. If this was the best pic they could find, I wonder what the other photos looked like?


  1. I think she looks like a young girl, so maybe this is the only photo of her.

  2. That could be. I'm not sure, though, because by the cabinet card era photographs were very affordable and people seemed to get their photographs taken more often. However, maybe this was the only recent photograph.