carte de visite

Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: The Cabinet Photo

The carte-de-visite reigned supreme in the public’s taste until around 1866. Cartes were great, but rather tiny. Soon, demand for a larger format became more loud. People also wanted more

Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: The Carte-de-Visite

In 1854, a photographer by the name of André Disdéri patented a new take on the collodion process called the Carte-de-Visite (or Carte, for short). Though they could be a