Additional Copies and Oil
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: