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By 1865 the logo had changed to a design in the middle.
Sometimes ribbons, scrolls and other decorations can be seen. By 1868 logo designs had begun to be much more intricate and by the 1870s there was usually a design within a shaped frame.
Hair was arranged very low on the crown of the head, and wider to the sides.
Hair was always parted down the middle and slicked down on the crown, then pulled to the back and secured with pins into a bun or roll.
In the 1860s the backs of CDVs were very thin, often they were layers of paper/cardboard. By the later 1880s and 1890s the backs were very thick.
The 1860s verso had a simple logo and writing, somewhat like an ink stamp.
There was a wide range of acceptable hair styles and facial hair styles in the 1860s.
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There are similiar card-type photographs, such as the smaller which was introduced in the 1850s, but if your old photo is about 4x6 in size then chances are it is a cabinet card.
A style of photograph first introduced in 1863 by Windsor & Bridge in London, the cabinet card is a photographic print mounted on card stock.
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