Item for sale is a lot of five large cabinet cards measuring 10" x 8". These cards have 1905 handwritten on the back of each card. Judging from the individuals' manner of dress I would say that this date is an accurate depiction of the time that these photos were taken. The larger version of the cabinet cards or "carte-de-visite", were mounted on heavy card stock to keep the photos from curling. These photographs were frequently displayed in cabinets or bookcases, hence the name. The card stock that was used to mount these lovely photos is very slightly warped (this does not effect the integrity of the photographs) and the corners of the card stock show a bit of wear. The warping would easily be taken care of if you choose to put the photographs in a frame as the glass would flatten the photos out. Overall, these haunting and beautiful photographs are in excellent condition considering the fact that they are a paper product that is over 100 years old. It is apparent that these family memories were treasured and taken care of throughout the years. Each photograph features varying members of what appears to be a family; two women, four men, a teen aged girl and a younger girl with her beloved teddy bear. These individuals appear to be posing in a garden/yard outside of a home. The card stock matting is a blueish gray. The photographs are sepia. These photos would look spectacular in some stylized Victorian frames. They would certainly be adored by anyone who loves the Victorian era, haunting photographs, interesting ephemera and/or unique home decor. Please see the pictures provided and let me know if you have any questions!