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Photographs
Bill Miller

There are various categories of photographs such as albumen cards, cabinet cards, stereo views, press photos to name a few. (Note - If you're searching for for vintage photographs, beware that there are many reprinted photos on the market especially on auction sites such as Ebay. They are usually noted in the description. Read carefully.)

CDV (carte-de-visite) cards are small (2.5"x 4") photos printed on card stock usually by a photo shop. They were sold at regattas and public events. Cabinet cards are similar except they were a larger format (4"x 6.5"). Most images were studio shots with some sort of fake background scene.


rowing pose in studio - cdv


Ned Hanlan - cdv


cabinet cards


Cambridge University Crew 1882                     London Rowing Club 1876

Stereo views are twin images with a slightly different image angle and when viewed through a stereo scope would present a life like image.


Four-oared crew


Ward Brothers - 1868


George Faulkner's Four - 1868


Union Springs, NY - c.1870


Henley Royal Regatta 1896


Henley Royal Regatta Visitor's Challenge Cup


Henley Royal Regatta trophies


London Rowing Club c.1860s

Press photos were taken at a regatta or event to be cropped and reprinted in magazines or newspapers. Some were posed team photos. An average size of these prints is 8"x 10".


Poukeepsie IRA - 1929

 


Washington defeats California - 1930


Dad Vail - 1936


Washington-Penn-UCLA, Long Beach - 1935


Syracuse - 1938


Rusty Callow at Penn

 

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