Unfortunately there is no information written
on the back of this interesting card of two no-nonsense women holding box cameras.
I'd like to think that they decided to have their formal portrait taken after
witnessing or participating in an historic event--a suffragette march perhaps?
The Cyko stamp box on this card is a 1906-1908 type.
numbers on the bottom of these two slightly different European photo cards indicate
that they were commercially printed and therefore not as sought after by collectors
as the individually printed one above. |
Nevertheless, they are striking early portraits of a Victorian woman with camera posed against a painted backdrop. The card on the right is tinted.