Something to consider in your research. Some portrait photographers did "Home Portraiture". Meaning they traveled to your home and did portraiture on the spot. One photographer I know of that was notable in this arena was H.T. Koshiba from Providence R.I. & New York, New York. He worked in the exact time period that you mentioned. So, if they were a traveling photographer, I would assume that their gear must have been portable or small enough to be portable. Climbing stairs, setting up in small homes and apartments, etc . . . it must have been great fun. Later on I can post some measurements of Koshiba prints. Cabinet Card sizes were perty standardized, I believe.
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