Cartes de visite are small photographs mounted
on card measuring about 3.5 ins x 2.25 ins.
Here are is an early carte de visite. It comes from
the the studios of McGlashon & Walker.
The book and top hat beside the sitter, and the small
lettering for the studio name and address on the back of the carte de
visite, are typical of the early-1860s, when this photo would have
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