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- Not on display
- Further information
A carte de visite is a stiff card of about 11.4 x 6.4 cm, with an attached paper photograph, invented in 1854 by André-Adolphe-Eugène Disderi. Cartes were usually portraits and were made by the millions worldwide. Multi-lens, or ‘multiplying’ cameras were introduced in the 1860s, which were capable of producing from 2 to 32 images in quick succession, dramatically increasing the number of cartes de visite that could be made from a single photographic plate. They were easily reproduced by making paper contact prints from the glass plates, which were then cut and pasted to card. They were often collated into albums.
- Place of origin
- Album, Photograph
- hard bound album of carte de visite photographs 41 pages; 22 carte de visites; 1 engraving; 1 line block print; 1 relief halftone print; brown buckram cover; metal detail on cover
- 22 carte de visites: each 8.6 x 5.4 cm image/sheet; engraving: 4.3 x 8.1 cm image; 10.0 x 12.6 cm sheet; line black print: 13.9 x 10.8 cm sheet; relief halftone print: 14.1 x 10.1 cm sheet; Album: 15.4 x 11.7 x 3.1 cm (open); 15.4 x 22.6 x 3.0 cm (closed); 14.0 x 11.0 cm (page)
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Josef & Jeanne Lebovic, Sydney 2014
- Accession number