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Cartes de Visite

What is a Carte de Visite?

Carte de Visite photographs are small prints mounted on cards that are roughly 2-1/2 by 4 inches. The predecessors of the Carte de Visite were calling cards. Calling cards were used in the same manner as today's business card but were slightly smaller.

In 1854, Andre Adolphe Disderi was the first to devise a way to make Carte de Visite multiple images or portraits on a single photographic plate. This called for a new type of camera with a shifting back. Each time the back was moved, a different portion of the plate would be exposed allowing a set of several images to be printed at the same time. Some cameras used anywhere from 2 to 32 lenses while still others had both shifting backs and multiple lenses. These cameras soon were referred to as Multiplying Cameras and were very efficient at producing numerous images in a short period of time. Multi-lens and multiplying cameras were popular from the mid-1850s to 1870s and continued to be made through the early 1900s. (SOURCE:  http://www.antiquewoodcameras.com)

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CDV WELL DRESSED MUSTACHIOED AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN

CDV WELL DRESSED SERIOUS AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN


CDV-FAIR COMPLEXIONED, LONG FACED AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN

CDV-African American Woman, With Hat Raleigh, North Carolina--ANNOTATED ON REAR
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CDV3-1 AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN WESTERN HATS HOLDENVILLE OK INDIAN TERRITORY
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CDV-1 AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN WESTERN HAT HOLDENVILLE OK INDIAN TERRITORY
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CDV4-1 AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN HEEAD WRAP HOLDENVILLE OK INDIAN TERRITORY
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CDV2-2AFRICAN AMERICAN MeN WESTERN HATs HOLDENVILLE OK INDIAN TERRITORY
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CDV5-1 AFRICAN AMERICAN INFANT--SEATED HOLDENVILLE OK INDIAN TERRITORY
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CDV6-1 AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL TOT-GINGHAM DRESS HOLDENVILLE OK INDIAN TERRITORY
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2-1/8X2-5/8 CDV--FORMIDABLE AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY-FORMIDABLE HAT

1.5X2.25" CDV AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY CHAMBERSBURG, PA


1.5x3 CDV AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY MEMPHIS
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2x1.5 CDV-GILDED MOUNT- AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN-CANE-WILLIAMSPORT, PA
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3.25X2.5 CDV-SOLEMN AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL PHILADELPHIA


CDV-FAIR COMPLEXIONED AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY-LACE BLOUSE

CDV-SQUARED FACED AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN


CARTE DE VISITE --AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN-ELABORATE DRESS AND COIF-
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CDV--AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY FROM DANVILLE VA


CDV1 OF 6-ID'D AS WOODARD FAMILY

3.25X2.5 CDV-2 UNIFORMED AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN ATLANTIC CITY SOUVENIR
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4x2 CDV AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN -UPSWEPT HAIR BIRMINGHAM, AL

CDV2 OF 6-ID'D AS WOODARD FAMILY


CDV3 OF 6-ID'D AS WOODARD FAMILY

CDV4 OF 6-ID'D AS WOODARD FAMILY


CDV5 OF 6-ID'D AS WOODARD FAMILY

CDV6 OF 6-ID'D AS WOODARD FAMILY


CDV-LOVELY YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WEARING LARGE LOCKET
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Circa 1890 Rare African American Advertisement CDV--BBQ ESTABLISHMENT?
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CDV 4X2.5" AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN ID'D SHEPARD FIELDS
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WELL DRESSED AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN --CDV 1800S
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WELL DRESSED AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN --CDV 1800S-ST LOUIS
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CDV AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN ID'D LIZZIE COLE --LUMINOUS Dark EYES;


CDV--AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN--LARGE STRAW HAT I'D
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Adorable African American Infant CDV, circa 1900


2.25X2.25" CDV AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN --JAUNTY HAT. GOOD CONDITION. SEE SCANS
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African American CDV photo Young Lady ID\\\'D MARY


African American CDV photo--TWO MEN--1 HOLDING DERBY

CDV YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN --ID'D JENNIE GIPSON


CDV-AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN c1889--REAR INSCRIPTION

CDV--AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN ID'D MIDDLEBROOKS-SPERRING --ARMENIA NY STUDIO


CDV Photographer A F Daniels Worcester Mass -AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY

CDV AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN; PARTED HAIR SERIOUS EXPRESSION


CDV--YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SOLEMN-SEVERE NECKLINE

3X2.5 CDV-AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY--HAT AND WHITE GLOVES
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CDV MAN OF AFRICAN DESCENT--UNIFORM; SWORD

CDV-AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH--JACKET AND TIE


1.5X2.5 CDV--AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN IN BOWTIE LOUISVILLE KY

CDV-2 AFRO CUBAN WOMEN -HAVANA ONE ID'D ROSA ON VERSO


CDV AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY IN ELABORATE HAT HIGH NECKED DRESS

CDV AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY--BROOCH AND HAT


CDV-AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN IN HAT HOLDING GUN--BOWLING GREEN, KY

CDV-AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY--LONG GOWN
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CDV--AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN ID MARSHALL THOMPSON-CHICAGO

CDV AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN ID'D SID KAY


3-3/8x2-6/8" CDV-YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL1
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3-3/8x2-6/8


3-3/8x2-6/8

CDV-AFRICAN AMERICAN TOT --BOW
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CDV-AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN; PACKARD STUDIO
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CDV--AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY IN HAT----PICKARD'S MANAYUNK, ETAL


CDV--AFRICAN AMERICAN INFANT

CDV AFRICAN EXQUISITE AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY INCREDIBLE HAT-PICKARD'S
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TRIMMED CDV -YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN NATURAL HAIR WEARS ALL WHITE
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CDV--ATTRACTIVE AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY


CDV--ATTRACTIVE AFRICAN AMERICAN LADY NATURAL HAIR

CDV-YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN--CENTER PARTED HAIR
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PRISTINE CDV-LOVELY YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN
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c~1870-PHOTOGRAPHIC-CDV.
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CARTE DE VISITE -FAIR COMPLEXIONED AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN-KS
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CDV YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN-NORFOLK VA

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