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Timothy Johnson Cabinet Card Collection

Identifier: MS 014-1
Features photographs taken by various photography studios from across the state of Kansas.


  • 1870-1900

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


2.70 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Introduced in the 1860s, cabinet cards superseded the carte-de-visite. The format was common until about 1900. Early cabinet cards typically used albumen prints, although a variety of other process were used for later cards. The photograph is usually smaller than the card, leaving approximately a half inch at the bottom, where the name of the photographer or studio was printed. - Society of American Archivists


July 16, 2019
Johnson Finding Aid
Patty Nicholas
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Hays State University Special Collections Repository

502 South Campus Drive
Hays KS 67601 United States