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However, many people wore their “best” clothing at the sessions and men often borrowed clothing from a rack at the photographers’ studio.
Probably 80% of the 19th century portrait photos the genealogist or local historian finds will be card mounted, particularly CDV's and Cabinet Cards; and another 10 to 15% will be tintypes.