It's best to search for ancestors by entering one term in the search box below such as surname, a city or town, a county, a state, a country or a keyword such as England, Civil War, CDV, Minnesota, Pennsylvania etc. Levi Longcor, Washington, New Jersey. This decorative Photographer's Backmark depicts a Civil War era family being photographed with CDV camera on a cast iron footed camera stand. Chamberlain Photo Studio, Medfield, Massachusetts.
Collecting CDV Carte de Visites: Antique Vintage Victorian Photos – Ancestorville Genealogy
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Inexpensive Cartes de visite
Today we turn to the distinguishing features of the carte de visite—a 19th-century collecting craze. A carte de visite is a photograph mounted on a piece of card the size of a formal visiting card—hence the name. Most professional portrait photographers of the s took either daguerreotypes or collodion positives.
The carte de visite changed consumer photography as much as the introduction of any other type of photograph. First, the image had a more natural appearance than the black-base of the tintype. And since the materials were cheaper and easier to work with, prices of photographs continued to fall. However, the CDV as it has come to be known process was the first to employ a glass negative. Previous photographs were unique, one-of-a-kind pictures.