Antique Nun Cabinet Card Photo, c. 1900


Cabinet card, from studio of Miss J.M. (Josie) Loupret, c. 1895. Montreal, Canada. 6 ½ x 4 ¼”.  Overall good condition with corner and verso wear (no backstamp).

The faces of these two Catholic nuns in full habit bear a resemblance to each other – could they be sisters, in both meanings? This formal portrait, taken at the studio of a female photographer in Montreal, reflects both their contemplative and practical pursuits: there are books, papers and they each carry scissors, perhaps a sign that they make clothing.

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