Group of 7 European CDV photos of men, 19th century

$70.00 CAD

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Seven CDV photos of unidentified men from four different countries, c.1870s. Some from prominent studios.


France (3)

Paris: ‘Photographie Instantanee Doisen 14, Avenue Parmentier’

Fontainebleau; ‘L. Sauvager Grande Rue, 195’

Dieppe: ‘Parkinson, photographer to the Queen & honorable board of Admiralty, Rue Aguado’


Germany (2)

Pforzheim : ‘A. Schmidt Photogr. Atelier Pforzheim,/Ansbach,/Wildbad’

Hamburg: ‘Photographie E. Bieber 26, Gr. Bäckerstrasse’ (Winner Gold Medal 1862,1865)


Austria (1)

Vienna: ‘N. Stockmann Praterstrasse/Asperngasse/Hôtel de l’Europe’


Italy (1)

Milan: ‘Paglianio, Via S. Romano No.8 rosso, Canonica S. Babila’


Smudging on back, as per photos.

4 ⅛” x 2 ½”


The carte de visite (visiting card), abbreviated CdV, was a type of small photograph which was patented in Paris by photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri in 1854, although first used by Louis Dodero. Each photograph was the size of a visiting card, and such photograph cards were commonly traded among friends and visitors in the 1860s. Albums for the collection and display of cards became a common fixture in Victorian parlors. The immense popularity of these card photographs led to the publication and collection of photographs of prominent persons.