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Thomas Carlyle - Carte de visite and the Carlyle family.

First Post: Thank you for allowing be to join. The following links are to 3 lots of photographs and Carte de Visite which turned up as p…

Started by Jane Brown

0 Jul 17, 2020

Covers for Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards

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…

Started by Tony Rackstraw

11 Apr 23, 2019
Reply by Michael Hocken

Masonic Image

Any information anyone has on these would be great.

Started by John Ashby

3 Jan 28, 2019
Reply by John S. Rochon

French Enamelling

Could anyone tell me anything about the French Enamelling process, or point me in the right direction to find out more. See example here. T…

Started by Steve Lightfoot

0 Jan 10, 2019

Two missing albums?

I have been researching a chap named Percy Lund recently. He started the company Lund Humphries, published the Photographers World, Practic…

Started by Steve Lightfoot

3 Feb 3, 2015
Reply by Steve Lightfoot

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…

Started by tim williams

0 Nov 6, 2014

Alexander Bassano (10 May 1829 - 21 Oct 1913)

This year marks the centenary of the death of a prolific and prestigious photographer, Alexander Bassano. I have been conducting biographic…

Started by Marcel Safier

3 Jan 17, 2013
Reply by Rob Whalley

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 c…

Started by Marcel Safier

0 Dec 16, 2012

Elliott & Fry - Copyright Dates

  A question for those with knowledge on Elliott & Fry cartes... Was the 'Copyright' caption on cdv mounts started being added after c…

Started by Jimmy Leiderman

15 Aug 18, 2012
Reply by Michael Hocken

CDV album manufacturer Amand Plaut. Anyone heard of him?

For All, Has anyone ever heard of a manufacturer of CDV albums by the name of Amand Plaut?  I was going through an 1860s CDV album the othe…

Started by Rob McElroy

0 Aug 17, 2012


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