John Horsburgh

1835  -  1924

Cartes de visite

Cartes de visite were popular from the 1850s until around 1900.  They were photos measuring about 3.5"x2.25" mounted on trade cards measuring about 4" x 2.5".

The photographer's name and address usually appeared on the back of the card.  The John Horsburgh cartes de visite that I have seen have many different styles of back.  See below.

From the examples of John Horsburgh's cartes de visite that I have found,  it appears that, unlike most other Edinburgh photographers, he specialised in photographing gentlemen.

John Horsburgh

    Carte de visite  -  believed to be a self-portrait of John Horsburgh

 

John Horsburgh

 1861 to 1863

39 South Bridge

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

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

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

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

Detail from 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.

 

John Horsburgh

 1864 to 1867

17 Princes Street

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 17 Princes Street  -  Rocking horse

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

  A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 17 Princes Street  -  man at table

The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 17 Princes Street  -  Small Print

 A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 17 Princes Street  -  man seated

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

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 17 Princes Street  -  3 children

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

 A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 17 Princes Street  -  small head

The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 17 Princes Street  -  Camera

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 17 Princes Street  -  A couple

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

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  from studio at 17 Princes Street  -  sold by Weddell

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

 

John Horsburgh

1868 to 1898

131 Princes Street

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   lady at piano

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   lady seated

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   tall slim man

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   Lord Deas

      A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   Beaeded Man

      A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   George Burgess, Broomlands

The 6 cartes de visite above have this style of back.

The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 131 Princes Street  -  Sun on white card

 

John Horsburgh

1868 to 1898

131 Princes Street
CONTINUED

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   lady at piano

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   lady seated

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   tall slim man

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   Lord Deas

      A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   Beaeded Man

      A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   George Burgess, Broomlands

The 6 cartes de visite above have this style of back.

The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 131 Princes Street  -  Sun on white card

 

John Horsburgh

1868 to 1898

131 Princes Street
CONTINUED

A  carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   Man in Bow Tie

A  carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   Manwith large beard

A  carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   Youth, Fence and Hat

The 3 cartes de visite above have this style of back.

The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 131 Princes Street  -  Sun on yellow card

 

John Horsburgh

1868 to 1898

131 Princes Street
CONTINUED

A  carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   Oval  -  Bearded Man    The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 131 Princes Street  -  Sun on cream card

 

John Horsburgh

1868 to 1898

131 Princes Street
CONTINUED

   A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -  Oval  -  older man

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -  Oval  -  younger man

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -  Oval  -  man with large moustache

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -  Oval  -  child

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -  Oval  -  man with large beard

A carte de Visite byJ  Horsburgh of Jemima Oman, daughter of the photographer, George Oman

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -   man with stick and top hat

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -  the Edinburgh and Hawick photographer, George Oman

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -  man with short beard

The 8 cartes de visite above have this style of back.

  The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 131 Princes Street  -  Crest and normal printing        The back of a carte de Visite by J Horsburgh of Jemima Oman, daughter of the photographer, George Oman.

 

John Horsburgh

1868 to 1898

131 Princes Street
CONTINUED

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -  Elderly man and table

The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 131 Princes Street  -  Plain back  -  white

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -  Family

The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 131 Princes Street  -  Plain back  -  grey

The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 131 Princes Street  -  Camera

A carte de visite by John Horsburgh  -  Man sitting at table

The back of a carte de visite from John Horsburgh's studio at 131 Princes Street  -  Crest and scroll printing

 

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