Thursday, October 9, 2014

CDV (19th Century)

Carte De Visite (from my own collection). Reston, Stretford Photographic Studio, 6 Dorset Street, Stretford, Manchester

The carte de visite (CDV) was a type of small photograph the size of a visiting card.

next episode: Marrakesh


  1. She looked more relaxed than a lot of people in photos from that era.

  2. A beautiful portrait, the hair looks quite modern for that period.

  3. CDV's were once a vehicle for 18th century "porn." Mounted on card stock, advertisements were often printed on their reverse side.
    These are much sought after by many in the Civil War Reenactment crowd in the U.S..


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