This carte de visite portrait features two pretty young women posing for their photograph at the Kriegsmann studio in Anvers, Belgium. These women are extremely likely to be sisters. They have similar faces and hairstyles. The women are wearing, what looks to be, spring or summer dresses. They are also wearing serious expressions. In fact, the woman on the right, appears dour. Anvers, the studio location, is also known as Antwerp. The city dates back to the middle ages. It is a port city and has an international reputation for it’s diamond trade. The young women in this photograph are identified by an inscription on the reverse of the cdv. they are Valentine and Madeleine Falcon.  (SOLD)

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  1. I have a treasure trove of cabinet cards from my great grandfather that I am looking for information on. Do you know of anyone that could answer some questions for me. Donna Key

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    • I would be happy to answer questions that you may have concerning your collection of cabinet cards. You can certainly post them on this blog as comments. Visitors to the blog are incredibly knowledgeable about many subjects. You can also email me at

  2. Hi! I was wondering if you might know what year (or decade) this cdv was taken? I looked but couldn’t locate a date on the photograph itself.

    Greatly enjoy the pictures you post! I am a writer of historical fiction, and I appreciate seeing period photographs to get details accurate. 🙂

    • After a bit of research, I found additional information about the photographer that may help date this cdv. The photographers full name is Otto Kriegsmann. he operated his studio in Anvers between 1890 and 1910. This cdv photograph was obviously taken sometime during Kriegsmann’s twenty years in Anvers.

      • That helps! Thank you so much – you confirmed my hunch. 🙂

  3. This is absolutely beautiful and I adore it. I just received it in the mail and its lovely. Can you let me know what other CVD’s you have. Possibly a link. Thanks

    • I am very happy that you are pleased with the CDV that you purchased. The photograph is a beauty. I have 50 carte de visite photos for sale in my ebay store. Search for “The History Peddler” store on ebay. Thanks for your interest. Try this link:

    • I have about one hundred more cdvs that I still need to list in my ebay store and the cabinet card gallery blog. If you have a certain area of interest I can list the cdvs that would be relevant to your collection. Once again, thanks so much for your interest.

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