This cabinet card features two young girls posing for their portrait at a photographer’s studio. The girls are most probably sisters, and they are very cute. Note their large dark expressive eyes. The older girl is wearing a necklace with a locket or charm, while her little sister is wearing a necklace with a cross and holding a toy that could be a spinning top. The youngest child also has a strap over her shoulder which appears to be a bag of some kind. A previous owner of this cabinet card states that the photograph was produced by a studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. The name of the photographer is difficult to decipher and hopefully a Bulgaria savvy visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery, will be able to provide the name of the producer of this image.

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  1. I realized I have several cabinet cards by this photographer and decided to track him down. His name was Anastas Karastoyanov and he was at one time court photographer to the Bulgarian royal family. If I find out more I will let you know.

  2. Actually I think it is Dimitar Karastoyanov. Anastas died in 1880 and my cards are from the 1890s. That would also explain the D at the beginning. I’m guessing that because the autographs are very similar he was Anastas’ son.

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