“Filena Jueleen’s Home, Lebanon, Oregon,” 1923, via Gerald W. Williams Collection, OSU (Oregon State University) Special Collections & Archives Commons on flickr.
“The magic carpet,” ca. 1860s, via pellethepoet on flickr (under CC license).
The picture was a carte de visite (CdV or visiting card), a type of small photograph patented in Paris in 1854. Exchanging them among family and friends became extremely popular worldwide in the 1860s. Their use was displaced in the 1880s by the larger “cabinet cards” (and later by the home snapshot). Pelle’s notes say this one was purchased from an eBay seller in Paralimni, Cyprus.
The high life
“Penthouse on a skyscraper, probably New York City, ca. early 20th c., by Bain News Service, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
The Sunday porch: Mt. Sylvia
Unidentified family at Mount Sylvia, Queensland, ca. 1901, photographer unknown, via State Library of Queensland Commons on flickr.