Tag Archives: CDVs

OMG – a mustache!

Neck scarf wearing mustached gentleman of the 1860s-1870s.

Neck scarf wearing mustached gentleman of the 1860s-1870s.

A very nice CDV vignette of a mustached man -the first on this blog, but not the last -ba-dum-ching!

‘Bowery Boy’

Bowery Boy. Personal Collection.

Bowery Boy. Private Collection.


This one feels special to me. This young man walked the streets my characters roam in their little universe. He has kind eyes, don’t you think? And he was right smack in the middle of the slums.

Photographer: Riker. 234 Bowery, N.Y.

Unknown Sitter from Lima, NY

Anonymous from Lima N.Y. Personal Collection

Anonymous from Lima N.Y. Private Collection


This CDV is probably from the early 1880s. Too bad we will never know the name of the sitter because he’s well worth remembering! Notice the diamond pattern of his tie and the triangle stud.

Photographer: E. P. Baker. Lima, NY

Leonard Spiller

Personal Collection

Private Collection

The cabinet card measures 2.5' x 4'

The CDV measures 2.5″ x 4″

Leonard Spiller (1890-1952) was a student at Cambridge University when this photo was taken. In 1909 he founded the Brotherhood of Scouts at the university. Later in life he became a vicar and a reverend, and authored a religious book. He suddenly passed in November 1952. A more in-depth post update on him here.

Photographer: Stearn & Sons. 72, Bridge Street, Cambridge. U.K.

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