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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

The history of photography Civil War Photographs Brady and Gardner

Ambrotypes and Tintypes

In my last History of Photography article, I talked about the wet plate, or collodion process and how it was quickly adopted as the status quo in the industry. Like

The history of photography Civil War Photographs Brady and Gardner

Rise of The Wet Plate Process

After Talbot introduced the calotype (see my previous article here), the world was in search of something photographic in between the calotype’s unique paper characteristics and the daguerreotype’s pristine, crystal