Hoard of Old Judge Cabinet Cards at NYC Public Library

The New York Public Library has apparently uncovered some remarkable 19th century Old Judge Cabinet cards.

Billy Parrott, the Managing Librarian for Art and Picture Collections, tweeted a photo Monday showing a stack of 42 cards with an Amos Rusie on top that he indicated he had found when preparing for an exhibition.   The cards were in the library’s collection but were apparently unknown to even the most avid collectors.

Parrott included ESPN host Keith Olbermann in his tweet and Olbermann responded:

Old Judge Cabinet Mahoney

Amos Rusie Old Judge cabinet

Click here to see all of the cards via the NYPL’s Pinterest page.

Sounds like a new exhibit might be in the cards?