AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN PARIS FRANCE : FASHIONISTA IN TRAINING

This carte de visite portrait features a most adorable little girl. Someone, likely her mother, has dressed her beautifully. She is standing on a chair without any assistance. There is no belt or hiding mother holding her in place. This cdv photograph was produced by the Stanislas studio in Paris, France.  (SOLD)

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN : YOUNG AND WELL DRESSED : CARTE de VISITE

This carte de visite photograph features a young Afridan American man. He is well dressed in his three piece suit and bowtie. This cdv photo was taken by Louis Nagel. He operated a studio in Hoboken, New Jersey. At some point in his career he partnered in a photo studio named “Nagel & Fritz”. Nagel worked as a photographer from at least 1869 through 1887. (SOLD)

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CDV PORTRAIT :HANDSOME WELL DRESSED MAN : NICE BEARD : BOHM : DENVER, COLORADO

This carte de visite photograph features a handsome man with a full wirey beard. He has piercing eyes. Writing on the reverse of the cdv identifies the gentleman as “Timothy Borden (Barden?). The photographer of this photograph is Charles Bohm of Denver, Colorado. His studio was located at 284 Fifteenth Street. He is cited in a number of sources as the former employer of Frank Albert Rinehart (1861-1928) who became a famous American artist for his photography capturing Native American personalities and scenes. To view the work of Alfred Edward Rinehart, Frank’s brother, click on the category “Photographer: Rinehart”. Charles Bohm was an engraver, a jeweler and a real estate developer. He was born in Germany in 1846 and his family came to the United States to escape the democratic revolution of 1848. For many years the Bohm family lived in New Jersey where he became an apprentice in a design and engraving business. After a two year trip to Denver, he returned to New York where he designed copper plates, illustrated magazines, and organized the Palette Art Club. In 1872 he moved back to Denver and established a business offering design, engraving and photographic portraiture. He was active in Denver society and was a trustee for the water company and the library. Apparently, he loved speed and was involved in racing cars, horses and sleds. SOLD

MAJOR GENERAL JUDSON KILPATRICK : CARTE de VISITE : CIVIL WAR : WEST POINT 1861

This carte de visite portrait features Civil War Union Cavalry Major General, Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1881). He was a 1861 graduate of West Point and quickly rose in the ranks as the war progressed. As a General, he was considered to be reckless with the lives of his soldiers. He developed a disparaging nickname of “Kilcavalry” or “Kill-Cavalry” for his disregard of the lives of his men. After the war, he became the United States Minister to Chile. This cdv is on thinner than usual card stock. The photo has a bumped top right hand corner and is in overall fair condition.  SOLD

CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT : ANTHONY TROLLOPE : NOVELIST: PHOTO BY NAPOLEON SARONY

This carte de visite portrait features British author, Anthony Trollope (1815-1882). He has been described as “one of the most successful, prolific and respected novelists of the Victorian era. His best known work was a series of novels known as the “Chronicles of Barsetshire”. He also wrote novels revolving around political, social and gender issues. This cdv’s photograph of Trollope was taken by Napoleon Sarony. Sarony was a celebrated and talented celebrity photographer based in New York City. (SOLD)

CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL : LONDON, ENGLAND

This carte de visite portrait features an adorable little girl. She is looking at the photographer uneasily. The photographer was David Rees and his studio was located in London, England. One of his cdv photographs can be found in Great Britain’s National Portrait Gallery. This cdv has some cornerwear and is in overall good condition (see scans).  

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ADORABLE TODDLER POSING IN A WHEELBARROW : CARTE de VISITE : LA CHATRE, FRANCE

This carte de visite portrait features a sweet looking baby sitting in a wheelbarow. This wide-eyed child has a beautiful smile. The photographer of this cdv image was Lucien Pouget (1876-1915). He began his career as a luthier (maker of stringed instruments). Pouget worked as a photographer for about 15 years. His studio was on avenue de la Gare in La Chatre, France. In World War I, he became a Private in the 276th Infanry Regiment. His time in the service lasted only seven months. He was killed in the war in 1915. His wife, Marie Pouget succeeded her husband in his photography business. The business was still operating in 1936. This cdv has some edgewear and remnant of tape on the top of the reverse of the image. It is in overall good condition (see scans). 

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CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT OF HANDSOME WIELL DRESSED YOUNG MAN : LEWISTON, MAINE

This carte de visite portrait features a handsome well dressed young man. The cdv photograph was taken by William Emmons Greenleaf Worthley (1836-1901). He operated a photo studio in Lewiston, Maine. He had worked previously in Yarmouth and Brunswick, Maine. This photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY TURKISH ACTRESS : CARTE de VISITE : CONSTANTINOPLE : R CARACACHIAN

This carte de visite photograph features a young unidentified Turkish actress. She was photographed by Rober Caracachian at his studio in Constantinople, Turkey. This cdv is in good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY TEENAGE GIRL IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

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This carte de visite portrait features a pretty teenage girl who seems to be pursing her lips to hold back a smile. She has less success hiding her “smiling eyes”. The teenager is wearing jet earrings and a jet necklace. Her hairstyle includes a braided pony tail and curly bangs. The photographer of this image is the Bigelow studio in Detroit, Michigan. The reverse of this cdv advertises that Mr Edwin Burnham Bigelow (1838-1916) was a medal winner in a number of photography exhibitions. These medals were awarded in 1872 and 1876 which obviously lets us know that this cdv was produced in or shortly after 1876. A photo of Mr. Bigelow can be seen below. He is listed in the Detroit Business Directory (1879)  as being a photographer at the same Woodward Avenue address as listed on this cdv. At the time of the directory entry he had a partner (Elmer Taylor) in the ownership of his studio. Bigelow was a civil war veteran. He served with the 5th Michigan Cavalry (Company B). He enlisted as a Sergeant and served between 1862 and 1865. He was captured by the Confederates at the Battle of Buckland Mills (Virginia). He was a prisoner for about nine months. An interesting side note is the lettering “NPA” seen on the center bottom of the cdv. NPA is the abbreviation the “National Photographic Association” which was a photographers fraternal organization that convened for the first time in Boston in the year 1869. The organization was involved in arranging exhibitions, education, and lobbying for laws that would protect their profession. In the 1870’s the organization had more than 1,000 members. The organization dissolved in 1876 due to internal disputes. In 1880 a new version of the association was born in the form of the “Photogaphers Association of America” (PAA). This Carte de Visite is the first one that I’ve seen with the “NPA” initials and I have seen many Carte de Visites. This cdv is in very good condition (see scans).  SOLD

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