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Reutlinger Cabinet Cards
Nadar Cabinet Cards
Walery Cabinet Cards
Cabinet Cards W. & D. Downey - London
various Cabinet Cards

The Cabinet Card, first used in 1862 for landscape-photography by George Wharton Simpson (1825–1880) and George Washington Wilson (1823–1893), was a larger sized photograph, which was then adopted for photographic portraits in the late 1860s. The thin photographs, usually albumin prints, were generally mounted on cardboard measuring approximately 4¼ by 6½ inches. Due to the progress in photographical technique it became the preferred portrait photograph format from the 1880s on and replaced the Carte de Visite. In contrast to postcards or some Cartes de Visite, the Cabinet Cards often displayed artistically designed logos and information about rewards of the photographer on the backside of the card to advertise the photographer’s studio. At the begin of the 20th century the Cabinet Cards got replaced by the more and more popular postcards.

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The Carte de Visite (CDV) is a smaller photograph of about 2.5 inches width and 4.12 inches height (5,5 x 9 cm). It was also usually an albumin print mounted on cardboard. There were specific designed photo-albums available for collecting the cards.
The first CDV got created in the mid 1850s, and the parisian photographer André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri received a patent on his type of CDV with the size 6 x 9 cm in 1854.
Easy and inexpensive reproduction made them widely popular in Europe and the United States.
With the higher photographic quality of the Cabinet Card and later the postcards, the Carte de Visite was more and more replaced by these new formats during the early 20th century.



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Cabinet Card by Leopold Reutlinger
21, Boulevard Montmartre, Paris

Reutlinger Cabinet Card - back

Cabinet Card by Leopold Reutlinger
21,. Boulevard Montmartre, Paris

Reutlinger Cabinet Card - back

Cabinet Card by Leopold Reutlinger
21,. Boulevard Montmartre, Paris

Cabinet Card Professeur Stebbing

Cabinet Card by Professeur Stebbing
Boulevard des Italiens & 30 Rue de Grammont, Paris

Cabinet Card by Charles Reutlinger

Cabinet Card by Charles Reutlinger
21, Boulevard Montmartre, Paris

Cabinet Card by Charles Reutlinger

Cabinet Card by Charles Reutlinger
21, Boulevard Montmartre, Paris

Cabinet Card by Nadar

Cabinet Card by Nadar
51. Rue d'Anjou, Paris

Cabinet Card by Nadar

Cabinet Card by Nadar
51. Rue d'Anjou, Paris

Cabinet Card by Paul Boyer, Paris

Cabinet Card by Paul Boyer - Anc. Photographie van Bosch
35. Boulevard des Capucines - Paris

van Bosch - Paris

Cabinet Card by van Bosch (Boyer succ.)
35. Boulevard des Capucines - Paris

Cabinet Card by Atelier Ogerau

Cabinet Card by Ogerau
18. Boulevard Montmartre, Paris

W. & D. Downey - London

Cabinet Card by W. & D. Downey
57 & 61 Ebury Street, London S.W.

Cabinet Card by Ellis & Walery

Cabinet Card by Alfred Ellis Walery
51. Baker Street, London, W.

Cabinet Card by Walery - London

Cabinet Card by Walery
164. Regent Street, London

Cabinet Card by Jean Geiser, Algier

Cabinet Card by Jean Geiser
7, Rue Bab-Azoun, Algier

Carte de Visite by Jean Geiser
7, Rue Bab-Azoun, Algier

L. Roth - St. Louis

Cabinet Card by Louis Roth
2006 S. Broadway, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Walery Cabinet Card

Cabinet Card by Walery
Paris, 9. Rue de Londres

 

 

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