Lawrie & Mitchell

Copy

of a

Carte de Visite

"Copies may be had at any time"

Most 19th century photographers placed a message on the back of their cartes de visite, telling "Copies may be had at any time" or similar.

Many also added a number to the back of each carte de visite so that the sitter knew which card to order

The two cartes de visite below are prints from the same negative, presumably one was a reprint.  One has faded badly; the other is still in good condition.

The two cartes de visite have different backs, but it is not clear which one came first.  See the studio dates below.

Carte de Visite "A"

Lawrie & Mitchell carte de visite - not faded - front

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Lawrie & Mitchell carte de visite  -  not faded  -  back

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs
Please contact
peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Wording on the back of the cdv:

Lawrie & Mitchell

Artists

51 Princes Street

Nearly Opposite Scott Monument

Edinburgh

Copies may be had at any time

This or any other portrait enlarged & painted in oil from 10/6

Lawrie & Mitchell's studio was at 51 Princes Street: 1874 to 1879

Carte de Visite "B"

Lawrie & Mitchell carte de visite  -  faded  -  front

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Lawrie & Mitchell carte de visite  -  faded  -  back

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs
Please contact
peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Wording on the back of the cdv:

Lawrie & Mitchell

Artists

Nisi Dominus Frustra

25 North Bridge

Overlooking Railway

Copies may be had at any time

This or any other portrait enlarged & painted in oil from 10/6

Lawrie & Mitchell's studio was  at 25 North Bridge: 1864 to 1894

 

 

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