André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri. José Manuel Hidalgo. 1860

André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri José Manuel Hidalgo 1860

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Given the proliferation of pictures of people in circulation today, it is no surprise that portraiture and self-portraiture have been among the most common forms of photography throughout the medium’s history. In the mid-nineteenth century people collected and exchanged cartes de visite, small images mounted on board, as calling cards. This is an example of an uncut sheet of images by Disdéri, who patented cartes de visite and the method of making eight negatives on a single plate, showing the subject in a variety of poses

Additional text from Seeing Through Photographs online course, Coursera, 2016
Medium
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
7 13/16 × 9 1/8" (19.8 × 23.2 cm)
Credit
Purchase
Object number
73.1995
Department
Photography
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