Cartes de Visite

Carte de Visite  -  Photographer: Ovinius Davis  Carte de Visite (back)  -  Photographer: Ovinius Davis

Cartes de visite were small photos, invariably portraits, produced in large numbers by  professional photographers from 1853 onwards until around 1900.  

Thee photos were about 3.5 ins x 2.25 ins, and were mounted on trade cards 4 x 2.5 ins. They were usually sold by the dozen.

Here are a few examples from Edinburgh studios.  I have many more in my collection.  I can add more to this web site.  Please let me know if you have an interest in any particular photographer or studio.


Cabinet Prints:     A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L     M    Mac/Mc    N    O    PQ   R    S    T    U    V     W    XYZ     Views


Cartes de Visite:    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L   M   Mac/Mc    N    O    PQ   R   S   T   U    V    W    XYZ     Views


More cartes de visite and cabinet prints can be found on the Newhaven Fishwives page.