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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: Aug 6, 2015
British and Irish Photography:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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