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Maker(s):Disdéri, André Adolphe Eugène
Culture:French (1819-1889)
Title:M. G. de Salverte (eight poses)
Date Made:1859
Materials:albumen print
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 9 1/8 in x 7 7/8 in; 23.2 cm x 20 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1995.18
Credit Line:Purchase with Wise Fund for Fine Arts
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

8 carte-de-visite photographs on a proof sheet

Label Text:
In 1854, Disdéri invented the carte-de-visite, a method by which the photographic plate of the camera is divided into eight parts allowing for eight separate exposures. A proof sheet like this one would be cut and each photograph would be mounted, to be left by the person portrayed as a "calling card." Disdéri's process essentially ended the older practice of the daguerreotype portrait

black and white; movement; photography; figures; female

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