Brown, Barnes & Brown

Cartes de Visite

Thumbnail Images

Please click on the images below to see examples of Brown, Barnes & Bell cartes de visite:

Carte de visite of a Lady, hand coloured  - by Brown, Barnes & Bell

Backs

The backs of Brown, Barnes & Bell cartes de visite refer to the firm being 'The Largest Photographers in the World'.

These backs list the firm's many studios throughout Britain, and refer to the firm being:

 "Sole Proprietors of Important Patents in Gt Britain, France, Russia, Canada, Germany, Italy, America, Belgium and Austria."

The towns and addresses of Brown, Barns & Bell studios listed on the backs of their cartes de visite and cabinet prints can be used to determine the approximate dates of their cartes de visite

The back of a carte de visite of a Lady with Necklaces  -  by Brown, Barnes & Bell

Additional Copies  and  Oil Paintings

Brown, Barnes & Bell advertised on the back of its cartes de visite:

"All negatives reserved for additional Copies, Enlargements, Oil Paintings and Opal Portraits."

In was common practice in the late 19th century for studios to advertise, on the back of their cartes de visite and cabinet prints:

-  that negatives were kept for addition copies and

-  that they could provide paintings in water colours or oils.

Here are examples of Brown, Barnes & Bell photographs that has been finished in oils:

Photograph by Brown, Barnes & Bell, finished in oils.     Carte de visite of a Lady, hand coloured  - by Brown, Barnes & Bell     The back of a cabinet print by Brown Barnes & Bell, with labels from a White Star Lline cruise  -  date not known

 

 

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Negatives

Backs and dates

Studios and Dates

Cartes de visite

Painting in oils

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Cartes de visite - thumbnails

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Cabinet Prints - thumbnails

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Photographers

Partnerships

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