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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 11 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 Apr 23.

Masonic Image 3 Replies

Any information anyone has on these would be great.

Started by John Ashby. Last reply by John S. Rochon Jan 28.

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.ThanksSteve L…Continue

Started by Steve Lightfoot Jan 10.

Two missing albums? 3 Replies

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.

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 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.

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.

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Comment by Rob Whalley on November 29, 2012 at 19:01

Hi, I've just joined the group. This winter I am trying to bring to fruition my long standing and rather parochial interest in the early photographers in and around Blackburn, Lancashire. I'd be interested in hearing from any member who might have any such cdvs (or any other images for that matter) or who might be able to point me in the right direction.

Just over a year ago Marcel provided links to David Simkin's excellent websites. On there I found his favourable review of a book by Bernard & Pauline Heathcote, A Faithful Likeness -  The First Photographic Portrait Studios in the British Isles 1841 to 1855, published in 2002. You may already be aware of it, but I wasn't. David kindly sent me an extract and it seemed quite well referenced. I've now tracked down a website still selling it and I have just ordered a copy (£10.99 + p&p). Here is a link if you would like to follow it up - A Faithful Likeness. Regards, Rob.

Comment by Manuel Magalhaes on August 14, 2012 at 1:00

Christiano Junior (José Christiano de Freitas Henriques Junior) born in Azores, Flores Island, c. 1832, dead in Assunción, Paraguai, 19 November 1902. He lives and works in many places in Brasil and  in Argentina..

•1860 c - Abre o seu estúdio em Maceió, na Rua do Commercio.
•1863 - Christiano Junior, rua d’Ajuda, Rio de Janeiro, Imperio do BrasilJ
•1864 - Christiano Junior & Miranda Photographia do Commercio, rua de S. Pedro, 69, Rio de Janeiro, Imperio do Brasil
•1865 - Christiano Junior & Fernando, Rua da Quitanda 45, Rio de Janeiro, Imperio do Brasil
•1865 – Participa na EXPOSIÇÃO INTERNACIONAL DO PORTO , integrado na representação do Império do Brasil.
•1866 - Christiano Junior , Rua da Quitanda 45, Rio de Janeiro, Imperio do Brasil
•1866 - EXPOSIÇÃO NACIONAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
•1867 / 1875 - Christiano Junior & Pacheco , Rua da Quitanda 45, Rio de Janeiro, Imperio do Brasil.
•1871 - EXPOSIÇÃO NACIONAL DE CÓRDOBA
Comment by Manuel Magalhaes on August 13, 2012 at 19:50
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Comment by KEVIN CASHA on June 29, 2012 at 18:40

it could be John, although the floor in the photo is quite reminiscent of studios in Malta, which used that type of tile. Will inform you if I find more by following this trace.

Comment by John Toohey on June 27, 2012 at 10:17

As a general rule Kevin, only Turkish women from the nobility were photographed in the 1860s. She could very well be an Armenian or Greek Christian or even a foreigner dressed in Turkish costume. I notice the Maltese photo says "Maltese dress" not "Maltese woman". Could that mean she is not from Malta?

Comment by KEVIN CASHA on June 27, 2012 at 9:30

thanks for posting, John. I have a feeling it must have been some photostudio who had traditional costumes as a selling point for his portraits. The Maltese costume is a typical Maltese noble lady, and yes, it would be circa 1860\1870

Comment by John Toohey on June 27, 2012 at 8:16

Hi Kevin. Here's the backside. I've seen lots like this from various photographers who visited Constantinople. It could have even been taken by a Constantinople photographer.

Comment by KEVIN CASHA on June 27, 2012 at 5:59

Interesting image, John. I never saw this one anywhere. can you be so kind as to also post the backside of this one? Might shed some more light on the cdv.

Comment by John Toohey on June 26, 2012 at 15:46

And a Maltese woman C 1860. No idea who the photographer was although on the other side is a portrait of a Turkish woman.

 

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