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Cartes de Visite

22 Oct 2020 9:42AM   Views : 633 Unique : 457

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.

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.

Bramhall Hall is still there and looking exactly like it does here.

Scarborough looks the similar perhaps, but the people inhabiting it today will definitely be dressed slightly differently.

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.

The ship on the River Avon just above Clifton is the interest here. I wonder if the building is still there?

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 12 2.2k 450
23 Oct 2020 7:26AM
Lovely collection. Thanks for sharing.
James124 Avatar
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8 81 59 Portugal
24 Oct 2020 6:10PM
These two photos of Clifton Bridge show that not much has changed. (Taken 2010)


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


The quay and the lower building seem to have been replaced, but the big building in the trees under the tower is still there
johnriley1uk Avatar
25 Oct 2020 12:42AM
Brilliant! many thanks for posting those.

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