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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.
Latest Activity: Jan 19
British and Irish Photography:
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 Michael Hocken Jan 9.
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
Started by Marcel Safier. Last reply by Rob Whalley Jan 17, 2013.
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.
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 other day and discovered a CDV-sized advertising card loose within its pages. The orange card has a patriotic…Continue
Started by Rob McElroy Aug 17, 2012.
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