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Cartes de Visite

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Cartes de Visite

22 Oct 2020 9:42AM   Views : 449 Unique : 321

These small prints, mounted on sometimes very fancy cards, were popular from perhaps the 1860s onwards into the 20th Century. They can be portraits in a studio, and often are, they may be commercial printings, but they are very collectable. I'm just wrapping up my own collection to gain a little more space, but I have found a few that I thought we might share with you.

HRH The Prince of Wales went on to be King Edward VII.
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HRH Princess of Wales is I presume Queen Alexandra. I have her book of images that she made in WWI, after the death of her husband.
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Bramhall Hall is still there and looking exactly like it does here.
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Scarborough looks the similar perhaps, but the people inhabiting it today will definitely be dressed slightly differently.
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The Clifton Suspension bridge across the River Avon at Bristol. This one is crying out to be reshot so that we can see the differences from then to now.
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The ship on the River Avon just above Clifton is the interest here. I wonder if the building is still there?
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Cartes de visite are fascinating to collect. They measure around 63mm x 103mm and the photographer/studio details are usually on the ornate back of each one.

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pablophotographer 9 1.7k 389
23 Oct 2020 7:26AM
Lovely collection. Thanks for sharing.
jacomes Plus
5 26 25 Portugal
24 Oct 2020 6:10PM
These two photos of Clifton Bridge show that not much has changed. (Taken 2010)

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Just some houses visible in the woods on the far bank, and more trees by the bridge.

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The quay and the lower building seem to have been replaced, but the big building in the trees under the tower is still there
25 Oct 2020 12:42AM
Brilliant! many thanks for posting those.

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