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Title

Untitled (dead man)

post 1867

Artist

  • Details

    Date
    post 1867
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    albumen photograph
    Dimensions
    5.8 x 9.2 cm image/sheet
    Credit
    Accessioned 2005
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    366.2005
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    William & Daniel Downey

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • About

    Carte-de-visites, small albumen prints on hard card, were extraordinarily popular during the 1850s. Relatively inexpensive to produce, they were made in many parts of the world, enthusiastically acquired, easy to post, and commonly stored in albums. During the 19th century it was also common to photograph the deceased as a form of memorial. Used as keepsakes, cards such as this enabled families to distribute images of a deceased loved one to distant relatives.