Carte de visite


Separate photographs made on a single negative and mounted on a card the size of a standard calling card. In the nineteenth century, this was an inexpensive means of creating mass-produced prints.(pr. KART də-vee-ZEET)Examples: Andr?-Adolphe-Eugene Disderi (French, 1819-1889), Martha Muraviena in the Ballet "Nemea", 1864, albumen print, uncut carte de visite sheet, 19.7 x 24.5 cm. (irregular), George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. Disderi patented carte-de-viste portraiture in 1854. Cartes de visite portraits soon became more popular than daguerreotype portraits. They were so popular that people began collecting cartes de visite portraits of famous people.

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