Archduke Franz Ferdinand Death Sparked Wwi Cabinet Card Photograph
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Archduke Franz Ferdinand Death Sparked Wwi Cabinet Card Photograph:
Handmade historical reproduction Cabinet Card photo of Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria (18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914) was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia and, from 1896 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne.His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia. This caused the Central Powers (including Germany and Austria-Hungary) and Serbia's allies to declare war on each other, starting World War I.The photograph is a Fujifilm Archival Quality Matte Photo Print from the original photograph. Each card has a short bio or history on the reverse side which makes it useful as a history learning/teaching tool in addition to interesting, enjoyable art for display.AND includes a reprinted image of an actual hand-signed autograph!Mounted on sturdy chipboard the overall card is approx. 4.75” x 7.25”First Class Shipping in US. See Global Shipping Program for International.The cabinet card was a style of photograph which was widely used for photographic portraiture from the 1860’s through the early part of the 20th Century.It consisted of a thin albumen photographic paper print mounted on a card typically measuring 4¼ by 6½ inches (108 by 165 mm). They are often confused with Carte de Visité (CDV), a similar but smaller format introduced around 1854 in France. CDV’s were very popular during the American Civil War. They tended to be much smaller in a standard 2-1/2" x 4" format.“Cabinet Card” portraits were often presented and exchanged by individuals of position, and social standing. They came to replace at times the “calling card” as a currency of social exchange and introduction. They were often kept and displayed in glass “cabinets” to demonstrate acquaintance or connection in some way with the notables pictured in the portraits.