Our usual Sunday bootfair had a special 'Good Friday' one today so i hauled myself out of my comfy pit in the wee small hours and we set off to rummage. I wasnt sure i would go as we had a late night following a great evening watching our son perform in his band, but i'm so glad i did as i saw these
Victorian Carte de Visites
The carte de visite (abbreviated CdV or CDV) was a type of small photograph which was patented in Paris, France by photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri in 1854
Each photograph was the size of a visiting card, and such photograph cards became enormously popular and were traded among friends and visitors.
Now i collect Edwardian postcards but had never known much about these before but now I am hooked. Some of them are from the same family and its fascinating to think of them going along to the photographers studio and having these taken. Some of them are 150 years old, how amazing is that.
I love this one especially, she has such a strong, confident, sweet face dont you think?
This is a bit more macabre. It says the name of the lady on the back & child and then underneath 'both dead' How sad.
Someone please keep me away from eBay or i fear my new passion will spiral out of control.