Announcement ORIGINAL antique photos, Cabinet Cards, CDVs, Tintypes, Vintage Photo Postcards. Specializing in Music and Violin Photography. The "Archival PRINTS" shop section offers high quality reproductions from antique photographs.
ORIGINAL antique photos, Cabinet Cards, CDVs, Tintypes, Vintage Photo Postcards. Specializing in Music and Violin Photography. The "Archival PRINTS" shop section offers high quality reproductions from antique photographs.
elliscbell6 on Sep 20, 2016
Love this image! The detail in her face, hair, and her poised hand with dainty jewelry. There is something timeless about it. Packaged with care, shipped quickly.
elliscbell6 on Sep 20, 2016
Very happy return customer! Beautiful selection of rare photos. All orders treated with care.
KrsD on Sep 14, 2016
Very pleased with this tintype and I must say one of my favorites : the use and display of the photographer's stand is quite exceptional. An unusual find indeed!
elliscbell6 on Jul 31, 2016
It's an honor to own this unique, historic, and truly amazing photo/cabinet card. Carol was wonderful to do business with, and took such good care of my order. A pleasure!
Vintage Photography and Music
I have a passion for music, particularly the violin. I love it's versatility—from classical, to celtic, to bluegrass—gender and class mean nothing to the violin. All types of people play this instrument, from the very wealthy to the "barely getting by," from the very young to the very old, and everything in between. The variety of people choosing to have their image captured forever while holding a violin is fascinating to me. I love the way the instrument looks, and sounds, and feels, and smells. This Etsy Shop is the marriage of my love for both vintage photography and the violin.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and minored in Photography. The history of photography, in particular, has always fascinated me. Since it's invention in 1839, new processes and developments quickly surpassed previous technology. In it's brief 173 years, there have been many changes. We have witnessed one such development in our life time, with the advent of digital photography. Many High School students today have little knowledge of any photography process prior to digital photography. Sad, but true.
I started collecting vintage photography while I was teaching a unit on the History of Photography to my High School Art Students. I wanted to pass images around the classroom as we were learning about each photographic process (so much more fun than reading about them in books!)—so we looked at a real Daguerreotype, a real Ambrotype, real Tintypes, and real Cabinet Cards and Carte de Visites. I wanted my students to see these beautiful images in person, to touch them, and feel them, and smell them—in order to plant the seed of love in my students for these early photographic processes that no longer exist.
Collecting antique photographs (and selling them to support my habit!) became a passion that rolled into my "summer job" each year when school let out. It is now my full time passion.
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life—MUSIC and CATS." ~ Albert Schweitzer Music and Cats ... these are a few of MY favorite things! If you are a cat lover, too, check out my other Etsy shop "Feline Fetish"
I have been a collector of nineteenth century photography since the 1970's. Endless hours have passed searching for these one-of-a-kind treasures, each special in it's own way. Whether you collect vintage photographs for the history, or the art, or the investment, it is my hope that the images in my store, selected and collected with love, will find their way to a new home where each will continue to be cherished and loved.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
I will try to combine items when possible, please ask me first. In some cases I may not be able to ship two items together if they require different packaging (e.g., an 8 x 10 envelope versus a small box).
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Insurance covering the purchase amount is included in the shipping cost for purchases over $50.00. I am not responsible for lost packages, but will do everything within my power to correct any issues that arise.
Shipped items are protected and safely packaged to withstand the USPS. Please check your current shipping address before you check out as I will ship to the address that is shown on the Etsy Transaction.
I ship USPS International 1st Class Mail. Tracking is unavailable.
If you do not see your shipping location, please contact me directly.
PLEASE NOTE: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are not accepted on custom artwork or digital downloads.
Customer SERVICE and SATISFACTION are MY HIGHEST PRIORITY!