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Backing cards - how widely distributed?

A basic question - I'm still learning about cdvs! I presume photographers would buy in a stock of cards for their prints. But would a Lanca…

Started by jo hague

16 Aug 22, 2021
Reply by PetworthPenthouse

Rejlander CDV

For a book on Rejlander & Victorian photography I am looking for his CDV photos. I coudn't find any CDV from his studio in Wolverhampto…

Started by Bernd Stiegler

3 Feb 4, 2021
Reply by Bernd Stiegler

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


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