Ten cartes de visite from Australia in the late 1800s

Made 1875-1900

Cartes-de-visite were small visiting card portraits introduced by a Parisian photographer, Andre Disderi, in the mid 1800s. Given their name, they were rarely used as visiting cards, rather, they were bought, collected and distributed to friends and relatives. They became popular in England after portraits were taken of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and this started the boom in collecting pictures of famous personages. The trend was as popular in Australia and portraits of people such as Arch...

Summary

Object No.

2005/49/1

Physical Description

Cartes de visite (10), various subjects, paper / cardboard, various photographic studios, Australia / England, 1875-1900

Sepia photograph mounted on thick cardboard showing Archcardinal Vaughan seated in a studio, J Hurbert Newman, Sydney.

Sepia photograph mounted on thick cardboard showing Judge Deffel seated in a studio, Freeman & Co, Sydney.

Sepia photograph mounted on cardboard showing the Bishop of Goulburn seated reading a book, Oswald Allen, Sydney.

Sepia photograph mounted on cardboard showing Miss Kate Santley posed in a studio, The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, London.

Sepia photograph mounted on cardboard showing Bishop Barker, J H Newman, Sydney.

Sepia photograph mounted on cardboard of unidentified woman standing in a studio, Perry, Melbourne.

Sepia photograph mounted on cardboard of unidentified woman seated in a studio, A K Thomson, Bathurst, New South Wales.

Sepia photograph mounted on cardboard of an unidentified man seated in a studio, A K Thomson, Bathurst, New South Wales.

Sepia photograph mounted on cardboard of an unidentified man, Perry, Melbourne.

Sepia photograph mounted on cardboard of an unidentified man.

Production

Notes

There are various makers printed on the back of some of these cards, most from Sydney and one from London.

Made

1875-1900

History

Notes

Presented to the RAHS by Miss D Wentworth, 7 November 1929.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 1981

Acquisition Date

8 February 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

Ten cartes de visite from Australia in the late 1800s 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2018, <https://ma.as/348546>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/348546 |title=Ten cartes de visite from Australia in the late 1800s |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 November 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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