Title Jug-eared seated baby with bib CDV place unknown
Jacket Condition --
Seller ID 1159965
Origin on the CDV [carte de visite] Photograph.
Realizing that a market existed for a process that could produce a large number of prints very cheaply, the Parisian photographer, Andre Adolphe Disderi, devised a way of reducing costs by taking several portraits on one photographic plate. This required the use of a special camera and many different types were developed. Some had several lenses, which could be uncovered either individually, or all at the same time to give (usually) 4 or 8 photographs on the same plate. Others had a mechanism for moving the photographic plate so that each image was recorded on a different area.
Because several exposures were made on each plate a number of positive prints could be made at the same time. The negative could be reprinted many times to produce the number of copies required by the sitter. The resulting photographs were mounted onto card. They were called cartes de visite because they were about the size of a visiting card.
Listing protocol: Subject / Type of Photo / Photographer or Studio / City & State / Date, if known.
Dimensions given, if any, are approximate. Scans large to show any defects. Unseen defects described. Item complete as issued unless otherwise stated. VG or better condition.