old photographs

YOUNG LADIES & GENTS | 1940S-50s Two girls and two boys wearing matching clothing, posed in park. Credit: Charles Teenie Harris, photographer. Teenie Harris Photograph Collection, 1920-1970, Carnegie Museum of Art

via Black History Album, The Way We Were
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A 19th century calling card!

Cheap to produce with popular subject matter, usually performers and celebrities, these cards would be collected and compiled into albums.

Album of French actors, actresses and dancers, 1860s, André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, photographer; André Giroux, photographer;Pierre-Louis Pierson, photographer; . J. Paul Getty Museum.