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Cartes de visite. Photograph, back
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 13597
Back of cartes de visite photographs taken by H. Wragg photographer, Wigan

Comment by: Ricky on 13th March 2010 at 09:44

A carte de visite is a small black and white photo stuck to a card.Idea was "invented" by Andre Disderi in Nov 1954,(an inexpensive method of producing multiple images with one negative)became a world wide craze and faded away in the 1890s.It became a lucrative business for photographers who always advertised on the reverse of the card, as seen on this example by H Wragg.

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