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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: Feb 6
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
PhotoLondon: Database of 19th Century Photographers 1841-1901
Photographers & Photographic Studios in Derbyshire
Brighton Photographers 1841-1910
London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company cdvs
John Jabez Edwin Mayall - biography - bibliography
Francis Bedford (1816-1894) Bibliography
Ealing's Victorian Photographic Studios and Photographers
Victorian & Edwardian Photographs - Roger Vaughan Collection
Victorian Professional Photographers in Wales 1850-1925
D. C. Harries - Llandeilo Photographer
History of photography in Edinburgh
National Library of Ireland Photograph Collections
Photographs from the Lafayette Studio
New Zealand Photographers Database (Auckland Library)
Early Otago (New Zealand) Photographers
Early Canterbury (New Zealand) Photographers
French photos and photographers of the 19th century
Database of Dutch CdV Studio Portraits
Euopean Society for the History of Photography
South African Photographers of the 19th Century
Pacific North West and Alaska Photographers
Directory of Minnesota Photographers
Early St. Louis, Missouri Photographers
Early West Indies Photographers
PhotoGuide Japan: Photohistory
Nineteenth Century Chinese Photography
Nineteenth Century Korean Photography
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 Lancashire photographer conceivably buy cards from e.g. Bristol Portrait Company? I seem to have found exactly that…Continue
Started by jo hague. Last reply by PetworthPenthouse Aug 22, 2021.
For a book on Rejlander & Victorian photography I am looking for his CDV photos. I coudn't find any CDV from his studio in Wolverhampton & there very few from his studios in London. But there should be a lot of them. Maybe you have some CDV…Continue
Started by Bernd Stiegler. Last reply by Bernd Stiegler Feb 4, 2021.
First Post:Thank you for allowing be to join.The following links are to 3 lots of photographs and Carte de Visite which…Continue
Started by Jane Brown Jul 17, 2020.
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, 2019.
Any information anyone has on these would be great.
Started by John Ashby. Last reply by John S. Rochon Jan 28, 2019.
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, 2019.
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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.
Manuel - real quality images - beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Kevin, I have 27 Maltese cdv for swapping or sale. Do get in touch at email@example.com if interested. Regards Ron
Bob, sounds like an exciting album. The earliest UK cdv is likely to be no earlier than 1860. I would be interested is telling you more about it if I could see some scans via firstname.lastname@example.org
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