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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

Covers for Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards 6 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 Michael Hocken Jan 9.

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.

Elliott & Fry - Copyright Dates 15 Replies

 A question for those with knowledge on Elliott & Fry cartes... Was the…Continue

Started by Jimmy Leiderman. Last reply by Michael Hocken Aug 18, 2012.

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 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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Comment by Graham Wood on November 14, 2011 at 16:20

Thanks Marcel

Carte de visite have been a long neglected part of my collection - i will have to renew my interest in them and see what there is in the boxes - mainly UK interest .

Graham

Comment by Nuno Borges de Araújo on November 14, 2011 at 14:07

Thank you for your invitation Marcel. 
My research is about Portuguese Photographic History (before ca. 1910). CVs are an important format during this period, and Portuguese ones have much in common with foreign ones, as they belong to the same cultural horizon: image aesthetics, printing and mounting techniques, card forms and decorative motives.

Comment by Hugh Ashley Rayner on November 14, 2011 at 9:54

I'm researching the History of Photography in India; for which, cdv's are a prime resource for identifying otherwise unknown commercial studios. I would appreciate anyone who comes across Indian studio cdv's, especially the more obscure ones, passing the details on to me, just in case I don't already know about them.

Comment by Marcel Safier on November 14, 2011 at 9:54

It has not yet been widely publicised in photohistory circles but the site www.cartedevisite.co.uk contains the most comprehensive database of British photographers in existence (that I know of). It has been compiled by Ron Cosens who has the biggest collection of British cdvs and cabinet photos (~200 000) and Ron has databased the information from them and substantially augmented that with directory research by Sandy Barrie (from Ipswich, Australia) and genealogical, photo, newspaper and other data from me plus further information from other contributors including the relations of photographers. A photographer/studio name listing appears on the site although specific address and date data is available on a paid basis. We are compiling a side list of mainly carte de visite photographers active in GB & Ireland who also worked in Australia and New Zealand and would be happy to hear from people with names or queries. I have focussed on a seperate list for photographers that worked in South Africa and we are interested in photographers who worked elsewhere in the world. Cheers! Marcel

Comment by Gael Newton on November 14, 2011 at 8:24

Luv them little cdv critters....

Comment by Marcel Safier on November 14, 2011 at 3:00

I am researching the history of the carte de visite in Australia for eventual publication but I have an avid interest in the history of this format in Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and France as well as many other parts of the world.

 

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