Cartes de Visite

by date

The style of cartes de visite changed gradually over the second half of the nineteenth century.

Early examples were on thin white card with square corners and a simple name and address printed on the back.

Later examples were on thicker card with rounded corners.  Some had elaborate printing and illustrations, often on coloured card.

For more elaborate backs, please click on the images below to see some cabinet prints:

The back of a Cabinet Print by John McKean  -  Man with large eyebrows      The back of a Cabinet Print by John McKean  -  Ladies in Costume     0_cabinet_prints_yerbury_1_back.jpg (18120 bytes)     Yerbury  -  Cabinet Prints  -  20247  -  Back

The date ranges refer to the periods when the photographers operated from the appropriate address.  They did not necessarily use the style of back shown below through the whole of the period shown.

Men Ladies Children Couples Groups Other Backs

 

The Backs
of
Cartes de Visite

1856-1867

  The back of a carte de visite by James Henderson whose photographic studio was at 68 Princes Street from 1856 until 1867

1856-1867

  The back of a carte de visite by James Henderson whose photographic studio was at 68 Princes Street from 1856 until 1867

1860-1870

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  James Buchan

1860-1870

  The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Man with long hair

1860-1870

  The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Man with staff

1860-1870

  The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Mr Currie

1861-1863

The back of a carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 39 South Bridge  -  A Lady

1861-1863

The back of a carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 39 South Bridge  -  A Gentleman

1861-1863

The back of a carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 17 Princes Street  -  3 children

1861-1863

The back of a carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 39 South Bridge  -  with a sword and crown emblem

 1863

Carte de visite No 2  -  HG Glen  -  back

1863-1864

The back of a Carte de Visite of a Man  -  by Howie  & Bonne

1863-1864

Carte de visite from the 1860s (back)  -  Photographer:  George Inglis

 

1863-1867

  The back of a carte de visite  -  Kyles & Law  -  No address given  -  Lady

1863 - 1868

The bakc of a carte de visite from the studio of Peter Nimmo  -  A lady

1863-1878

Carte de visite No 1  -  HG Glen  -  back

1863-1878

  Carte de Visite  -  No 2  -  back  -  by James Gilchrist

 

1863-1878

  Carte de Visite  -  No 3  -  back  -  by James Gilchrist

1863-1878

  Carte de Visite  -  No 4  -  back  -  by James Gilchrist

1863-1878

The back of a carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 17 Princes Street  -  A couple

1864

The back of a carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 39 South Bridge  -  with details of a move to Princes Street studio.

1864

The back of a carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 39 South Bridge  -  with details of a move to Princes Street studio.

See Comments

Carte de Visite from James Howie Junior  -  the back of the original photo

Comments

The studio address of the previous photo is 60 Princes Street.  This was Howie's studio 1864-67.

However, the style looks more typical of mid-1870s to 1880s, so Howie appears to have been using 60 Prince St on his cdv's when his studio address was 60b Princes Street, 1868-89

1864-1867

The back of a Carte de Visite by James Howie Junior  -  a reprint

1864-1867

   The back of a carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 39 South Bridge  -  with a sword and crown emblem

1865-1870

The back of a carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  Studio address not given  -  Man and Chair

 

1865-1876

Carte de Visite by W Laubach  -  back  

1866-1869

Edinburgh Photo Co  -  Back of Photo 7

1866-1869

Edinburgh Photo Co  -  Back of Photo 6

 

 

1866-1871

Carte de Visite by A Lawrie  -  back

1867

  The back of a carte de visite by William Walker

1871-1874

  The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Boy at table

1871-1874

  The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Lady seated

1871-1874

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Man with moustache

1871-1874

  The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Man with beard

1872

The back of a carte de visite by P Nimmo & Son  -  Lady at table  -  1872

1873-1875

   John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1873-75  -  Back = Text but not any logos

1873-1875

   John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1873-75  -  Back = "Frame"

1873-1875

  John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1873-75  -  Back = "Crown"

1873-1875

   John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1873-75  -  Back = "Large Medals"

1874-1879

  Lawrie & Mitchell carte de visite  -  not faded  -  back  

1875-1878

Back of a carte de visite by John Howie  -  No 1641

1875-1878

  Back of a carte de visite by John Howie

1875-1880

  John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1875-80  -  Lady

1875-1886

  The back of a carte de visiet by Tunny -  1888-1897  -  Lady with broche

1875-1886

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1875-1886  -  Lady with fur

1875-1886

  The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1875-1886  -  Lady with broche

1877

  The back of a carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  34 Bath Street  -  Group

1877-1882

  The back of a carte de visite  -  Kyles & Moir  - 1877 to 1882  -  A group

1877-1882

  The back of a carte de visite  -  Kyles & Moir  - 1877 to 1882  -  Four ladies

1877-1882

  The back of a carte de visite  -  Kyles & Moir  - 1877 to 1882  -  Man with a large moustache

1879-1881

  Crte de visite of a bearded man from the Edinburgh studio of Thomas Rodger and Son (back)

1880-1882

  John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1880-82  -  Back - "2 Medals"

1882-1886

 John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1882-86  -  Boy

1883-1887

Carte de visite  -  T Gilbertson  -  back

1886

  The back of a carte de visite by St Andrew Photographic Co, Edinburgh

1886-1890

John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1882-86  -  Back = "3 Medals"

1888-1893

  Hand coloured carte de visite from the studio of John Pettigrew  -  back

1888-1897

  The back of a carte de visiet by J G tunny & Co  -  1888 - 1897

1888-1898

  Carte de Visite (back)  -  Photographer: RK Thomson

1890

Carte de visite No 2  -  J Greenfield  -  back

1890-1897

  John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  around 1890 to 1897  -  Back = "7 Medals"

1891-1893

  Carte de visite No 2  -  James Gibb  -  back

1891-1893

Carte de visite of a Man (back)  -  by William Fairbairn

1891-1893

Carte de visitge No 1  -  John Gordon  -  back

1891-1893

Carte de visite No 2  -  John Gordon  -  back

1902-1908

  GR Mackay  -  Back of a carte de visite  -  Hats

 

 

 

 

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