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Title

Untitled

1861-1862


Artist

Unknown photographer


About

A carte de visite is a stiff card of about 11.4 x 6.4 cm, with an attached paper photograph, invented in 1854 by André-Adolphe-Eugène Disderi. Cartes were usually portraits and were made by the millions worldwide. Multi-lens, or ‘multiplying’ cameras were introduced in the 1860s, which were capable of producing from 2 to 32 images in quick succession, dramatically increasing the number of cartes de visite that could be made from a single photographic plate. They were easily reproduced by making paper contact prints from the glass plates, which were then cut and pasted to card. They were often collated into albums.


Details


Place where the work was made

Australia


Date

1861-1862


Media categories

Album , Photograph


Materials used

hard bound album of carte de visite photographs 41 pages; 22 carte de visites; 1 engraving; 1 line block print; 1 relief halftone print; brown buckram cover; metal detail on cover


Dimensions

22 carte de visites: each 8.6 x 5.4 cm image/sheet; engraving: 4.3 x 8.1 cm image; 10.0 x 12.6 cm sheet; line black print: 13.9 x 10.8 cm sheet; relief halftone print: 14.1 x 10.1 cm sheet; Album: 15.4 x 11.7 x 3.1 cm (open); 15.4 x 22.6 x 3.0 cm (closed); 14.0 x 11.0 cm (page)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Josef & Jeanne Lebovic, Sydney 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

606.2014.a-x


Artist information

Unknown photographer

Works in the collection

101


Place

Where the work was made
Australia

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history