Various cartes de visite

Title

Various cartes de visite

Description

The names of the young faces in these photos are lost to history. They come from a private collection of cartes de visite (“visiting cards”), a form of portrait photography in the mid- to late-1800s. As a thin paper print, these cards were relatively inexpensive and could be sent in the mail. For many people this was the first time they could collect portraits of their family and friends —​ leading to a wildly popular photo craze, not too different from today.

Creator

Various; some unknown

Source

Private collection of auut studio

Publisher

auut studio

Rights

Please contact auut studio

Format

paper prints

Original Format

cartes de visite on paper

Physical Dimensions

Various; from 2.5in x 3.6in up to 4.25in x 6.5in

Collection

Citation

Various; some unknown, “Variouscartes de visite,” #PlainTalkHistory Archive, accessed December 8, 2021, https://archive.plaintalkhistory.com/items/show/2.

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