Dating cdv photos
Two young men stare out at me from a small old photograph. On the back, in my grandmother's handwriting, is written "Grandpa King's brothers." At least I've got some information to work with, but I'm eager to learn more: When was the picture taken? Which two of my great-grandfather's brothers are these? See also: Safely store, display your old family photographs.It said that the famous photographer Disderi invented the carte-de-visite (CDV) in France in 1854, but the basic concept is so obvious, surely someone else thought to mount paper prints on stiff cardboard backing.
Cabinet cards remained popular into the early 20th century, when Kodak introduced the Brownie camera and home snapshot photography became a mass phenomenon.
The photographer may have been using up old card stock.
Many photographers advertised their copying services. This carte de visite is typical of the 1860s illustrating the double gilt rules and square corners characteristic of the period. The "sepia" look of the image comes from a natural yellowing of the original yellowish-brown image tone, which is imparted through "gold-toning" and by the albumen paper.
They would see action at Franklin, Nashville, Alabama and in and around Tennessee.
Beautiful image and housed in a full thermoplastic case. Item #67213 Absolutely immaculate sixth plate ruby ambrotype!Glass plate negatives could be used to produce any number of copy prints, and were quickly employed in the mass production of images.