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    • November 29, 2012 2:56 PM CST
    • A CDV photo is 2.5" by 4" = Carte de Visite, which means "visiting or calling card". Friends and family could exchange portraits, plus they were handed out during social visits in the 1850's and 1860's.


      The popularity of the CDV photo started to decline circa 1870's, which was soon to be overshadowed by the cabinet card photo.


      The cabinet card photo is 4" by 6"

       Both the CDV and the cabinet cards are albumen photographs mounted onto cards, although later cabinet cards sometimes have gelatin silver photographs.. A CDV cannot be a cabinet card and a cabinet card photo cannot be a CDV... Cabinet cards first came into use around 1866 which means that no cabinet card photograph is of Civil War vintage...

      -->Some examples below: The image of the girl is an example of a Cabinet Card photo.

      The photo of the woman in the second photo is a CDV photo.



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    • May 15, 2012 10:00 AM CDT
    • Not the type you might have thought at first.

      I have been getting interested in these lately and

      what's not to love about old magazines?

      I have found that, some of these old rags are pretty

      valuable! This one is worth about $10, but it's worth

      more than that to me. :-)

      Every page inside are photos of actresses and actors

      from the time...very cool!

    • April 1, 2012 10:07 PM CDT
    • Hi all, today the family and I went on a small road trip to Lincoln, Ne hitting the Aardvark Antique Mall and another smaller mall called Antiques and Toys or something like that....sorry I can't remember the name.

      It was a nice day and we found some cool items, among them 6 vintage car magazines!

      I just love the cover of Motor Magazine lol


    • February 28, 2012 9:24 AM CST
    • I just picked this magazine up at the Omaha Model Car Contest and Swapmeet that a bunch of my friends put on every February. I usually have a hard time buying magazines at shows, because the seller wants way too much for them. The cover alone is why I bought this one and was only $5. I wish Don Grimm didn't practice writing his name all over the top,but the picture is so cool!

      Vol. 1 No. 1, 1953


    • March 23, 2012 9:49 AM CDT
    • yeah I know it's a really hopeful word lol

    • March 23, 2012 6:40 AM CDT
    • "Relax", what an interesting concept.

    • March 22, 2012 10:06 PM CDT
    • I have been side tracked with "life" (too many complicated subjects involved in that word)
      I stop here every couple days, but I am mentally worn and can't bring myself to checking the q&a section or watch videos lol
      We are going to be moving around May 1st across town to Elkhorn, so that and some other big changes are taking place.....I hope it's all settled and we can relax for the summer!

    • March 22, 2012 9:20 PM CDT
    • Conversation is good. Have not seen you on here in a while.

    • March 22, 2012 7:43 PM CDT
    • Aahh, no worries, just conversation. :-)

    • March 22, 2012 7:15 PM CDT
    • No, did not catch the name. Their daughter has just moved here.

    • March 22, 2012 4:39 PM CDT
    • hehe yeah and with the cameras back then...this photographer had to know what they were doing. That's cool, I doubt that I would know them..but did you happen to catch their name?

    • March 22, 2012 3:52 PM CDT
    • Wow! Talk about timing. It also looks like someone is looking out the window on the top floor of the Iten building. BTW, someone from Omaha was in my store today.

    • March 22, 2012 3:34 PM CDT
    • Claude Leaman said:
      You mean when they took the picture, somebody was jumping off the pole?


      yep, here is the jumper!

      The photo I have is blown up 15x11, so I scanned it for the internet and blew it up REALLY big at 600dpi


    • March 22, 2012 2:42 PM CDT
    • You mean when they took the picture, somebody was jumping off the pole?

    • March 22, 2012 2:26 PM CDT
    • I sent my photo to Nebraska Memories after posting this. They said they "think" the photo was from 1918 because of Loose-Wiles' building, but can't be sure. I was going to mention the tornado and ask if they knew what buildings were leveled from it, but I forgot. They pointed out a couple of neat things I missed though!

      There is a skinny white tower to the right across from Iten Biscuit that has a white flag at the top. Just to the left of that, you can see a person in the air that leaped off!
      Also to the left in the background near the river bank, you see another smoke stack. They said that was the Union Pacific's powerhouse. They also sent me plate maps which show the locations of buildings etc... pretty cool!

    • March 22, 2012 1:54 AM CDT
    • My Dad worked for ASARCO, so I feel attached to the history. He was injured when molten lead poured over into his boot and completely burned his foot. Imagine lead poisoning!



      I bought this card from Judy Clark dealer 216 at the Brass Armadillo in Omaha.....she's a real cool lady!



    • March 22, 2012 1:51 AM CDT
    • I did this up after doing some research in order to put a pretty solid date on it. One of the facts I didn't mention in the photo is, the Biscuit buildings history tells when they were in Omaha and we know the horrific Easter tornado of 1913. I may be a little off, but this is the best I could come up with to identify my photo. (I own the black and white)




    • January 31, 2012 6:57 AM CST
    • Mark is the same way. Me? I appreciate it and like but it is not something I would ever consider collecting. Mark is into '67 and '68 Cougar XR-7's. I will need to take a pic of the stuff I had framed for him coz it really neat. Had it put behind archival glass and keep it out of the sun. He has so much Cougar stuff that it is beond imagining, I think. But, he loves it so it's good with me :)

    • January 31, 2012 1:04 AM CST
    • I love old sales brochures, even if the car isn't my "thing". Some can be worth big bucks too, but condition really plays into it. The two above are near mint, I bought them from a dealer at the BA in Omaha with several others. I just sold those two shown here to a friend for 15 each. I have more, but they are bigger than the scanner glass, so I will have to scan twice and splice in photoshop hehe!
      Mark might have some pretty cool ones, depends on what year Cougars? The artwork is so cool in these.

    • January 30, 2012 10:20 AM CST
    • Those are great Bob! Mark has some of the brochures and such from the late 60's, specifically Ford and usually has something to do with Cougars. A few years ago for Xmas I had drawings framed for him. Really cool and what I believe were original drawings of the interior along with exterior and signs. almost like an "identity" sheet for a product.

    • January 12, 2012 1:49 PM CST
    • hehe good eye! I have never seen one of the Husky's anywhere...must not have sold a lot of them being right hand.

    • January 12, 2012 9:54 AM CST
    • the Hillman Husky, British car?? driver on the wrong side for usa.

    • January 12, 2012 9:52 AM CST
    • non directional tires this is a truck that is ment to work, get there and back again,

    • January 12, 2012 2:16 AM CST
    • Ya don't see 4x4's like this anymore, not even hardly at car shows!

    • January 12, 2012 1:45 AM CST
    • I won't load all of the images from this one, but here's an example of inside. Look at them safety features!