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Mount Austin Hotel

Mount Austin Hotel
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Cabinet Card of "Mount Austin Hotel - In Memoriam" marking the closure of the Hotel at the turn of the year 1897/1898

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Friday, December 31, 1897
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Marvelous interior views, and the bottom right is an unusual view of Lower Peak Tram Terminus.  Does the postcard show when it was mailed ?

Is it sold in the ebay recently?

It is a typical cabinet card (16,2 x 10,7 cm), albumin print (very thin photograph) mounted on a card; black reverse; no publisher or photographer given. I think it was given as a gift to the last guests at the hotel before it was closed down - "In Memoriam". (Must have been a posh place to stay. Too remote? Too expensive?)