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Carte de Visite

Focussing on all facets of the history of the carte de visite and the photographers that made them in Great Britain and around the world.

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Carte de Visite Photography Resources

Brief History of the Carte de Visite (American Museum of Photography)

Carte de Visite History (Civil War Era)

Cartes de Visite (CDV Collectors) Yahoo group

British and Irish Photography:

Photographers of Great Britain and Ireland 1840-1940

England:

PhotoLondon: Database of 19th Century Photographers 1841-1901

Photographers & Photographic Studios in Derbyshire

Brighton Photographers 1841-1910

Sussex PhotoHistory

London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company cdvs

John Jabez Edwin Mayall - biography - bibliography

Southwell Brothers of London

Aaron Vandyke of Liverpool

Marcus Guttenberg

Francis Bedford (1816-1894) Bibliography

Ealing's Victorian Photographic Studios and Photographers

Victorian & Edwardian Photographs - Roger Vaughan Collection

Wales:

Victorian Professional Photographers in Wales 1850-1925

Glamorgan Photographers

Early Swansea Photography

D. C. Harries - Llandeilo Photographer

Scotland:

History of photography in Edinburgh

Fife Photographers to 1900

Ireland:

National Library of Ireland Photograph Collections

Photographs from the Lafayette Studio

Lawrence Collection

Other countries:

New Zealand

New Zealand Photographers Database (Auckland Library)

Early Otago (New Zealand) Photographers

Early Canterbury (New Zealand) Photographers

Europe

French photos and photographers of the 19th century

Database of Dutch CdV Studio Portraits

Euopean Society for the History of Photography

Africa

South African Photographers of the 19th Century

North America

Pacific North West and Alaska Photographers

New Jersey Photographers

Directory of Minnesota Photographers

Early St. Louis, Missouri Photographers

Photographers of Ontario

Other

Early West Indies Photographers

PhotoGuide Japan: Photohistory

Nineteenth Century Chinese Photography

Nineteenth Century Korean Photography

 

Discussion Forum

Two missing albums? 3 Replies

I have been researching a chap named Percy Lund recently. He started the company Lund Humphries, published the Photographers World, Practical Photographer, Junior Photographer, a series of photography books, and was president of the Yorkshire…Continue

Started by Steve Lightfoot. Last reply by Steve Lightfoot Feb 3, 2015.

Cabinet Card Photos

Im looking for 2, preferably, but not exclusively identical Cabinet Card albums of 40 windows apiece to display the `unhoused` element of a big collection of family photos going back to the late 1860s. If anyone any ideas please let me know.Continue

Started by tim williams Nov 6, 2014.

Covers for Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards 7 Replies

Does anyone know if the thin paper covers for Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards had a name, what were they called? Two of the attached are by Percy Lund & Co, Bradford, England.ThanksTonyContinue

Started by Tony Rackstraw. Last reply by Steve Lightfoot Oct 27, 2014.

Alexander Bassano (10 May 1829 - 21 Oct 1913) 3 Replies

This year marks the centenary of the death of a prolific and prestigious photographer, Alexander Bassano. I have been conducting biographical research on him and I am particularly interested in his carte de visite output.I wonder if anyone has come…Continue

Tags: Bassano

Started by Marcel Safier. Last reply by Rob Whalley Jan 17, 2013.

Masonic Image 2 Replies

Any information anyone has on these would be great.

Started by John Ashby. Last reply by Ruth Wilcock Dec 16, 2012.

John Jabez Edwin Mayall

J. J. E. Mayall (formerly Meal) has an important place in photographic history, not the least of which being his role in popularising the carte de visite.A recent question on the Yahoo Photohistory list by Mary Lou Marien about where his USA work…Continue

Started by Marcel Safier Dec 16, 2012.

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Comment by James Morley on June 5, 2013 at 11:49

Edit: I now find out they had already been in touch!

Comment by James Morley on June 5, 2013 at 10:13

Thanks for highlighting that Marcel, and of course to Ron for creating such a great resource. It's of particular interest as some of my own family were photographed in Bown's studio. See http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=bown&w=24469639%40N00&s=rec

Through those photos I was also contacted by another Flickr member saying he was Henry Bown's great great grandson and was researching the studio. I have dropped him a note to make sure he sees this.

Comment by Marcel Safier on June 4, 2013 at 13:25

Henry Bown - London photographer

A new biography of Henry Bown, mainly based in Bermondsey has just been published at http://www.cartedevisite.co.uk/photographers-category/biographies/h.... In addition there are examples of his carte de visite output including interesting graphics on the rear of his mounts, from the collection of site owner Ron Cosens.

Comment by Sheila Whittingham on January 22, 2013 at 9:41

Thankyou john

What an interesting photograph.My ancestor came home with a Russian wife although he had a legal wife in England, and I have to smile when I have two death certs. of two ladies both claiming to be his widow.!! I dont suppose I will find out exactly where his studio was or who he worked for  papers supplied by the House of Commons archives just stated he was advised to leave Moscow as the British couldn't guarantee his safety, and he and his wife were imprisoned for 24 hours in Moscow.

Sheila.

Comment by John Toohey on January 21, 2013 at 19:11

Maybe not a lead but a possibility. These come from Baku, C1910, when Azerbaijan was the largest oil producer in the world and quite a few Europeans (including Alfred Nobel) worked there. English photographers working in Moscow might go to Baku since that was where the money was.

Comment by John Toohey on January 21, 2013 at 19:07

Comment by Sheila Whittingham on January 21, 2013 at 13:51

Thanks Marcel,Ron.

I do have all details of all  my ancestors photographic activities in England.I was just wondering if there was some kind of list of early 20th. cent.Moscow photographers.... Ron..you do have a photo by my Moscow chappie and you sent me a copy some years back.Camile Roman Stortz.I have been researching the three gents for nearly 10 years,they are Philip Christian Stortz, my g.g.Grandfather, his son Camile, and another great Grandfather's cousin named Thomas Cowdrey.

Comment by Ron Cosens on January 21, 2013 at 10:50

Happy to help.  Ron

Comment by Marcel Safier on January 21, 2013 at 9:46

Hello Sheila, perhaps we can start by you revealing the names of your photographer relations? I assist Ron Cosens, who is on this list and who has a massive database of British photographers (his website is www.cartedevisite.co.uk). Whilst we may not have info from within Russia we may very well have info on your relations' activities within Great Britain. Cheers! Marcel

Comment by Sheila Whittingham on January 21, 2013 at 9:10

Hello,

I recently joined the group,as I am researching the three photographers in my family and wondered if there is any information on early 20th century photographers in Moscow.? My great grandmothers brother was a photographer around the home counties in different  towns, but sometime around 1904 he disapears from British records and resurfaces, coming back on a refugee ship in 1920 from Moscow fleeing the revolution, passenger list has him as Photographer.I have many details, but just wondered if I could pin down the years he was in Moscow.

Regards Sheila.

 

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