PORTRAIT OF A WELL DRESSED BEARDED GENTLEMAN : CHELSEA, VERMONT: CARTE de VISITE

This carte de visite photographic portrait features a well dressed gentleman with a handsome mustache and beard. The photographer of this image is H L Bixby. His studio was located in Chelsea, Vermont.  Hira Lewis Bixby (1833-1903) worked as a photographer in Chesea during the 1870”s. A stereograph photographed by Bixby is in the collection of California’s Getty Museum. This CDV is in good condition (see scans). 

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PRETTY WOMAN : BEAUTIFUL HEART SHAPED HAT : LOTS OF LACE : BULGARIA : CDV

This carte de visite photograph features a delicate pretty young woman posing for her portrait at a Bulgarian photo studio. The woman is quite a fashionista. Note her heart shaped hat, her high collar, and the lace on her dress.  (SOLD)

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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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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 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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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 YOUNG WOMAN : FANCY HAIR : NORWICH, NEW YORK ; CARTE de VISITE

This carte de visite portrait features a pretty young woman. Her hair is stylish and she is well dressed. She is wearing a lace jabot and long earrings. The photographer of this cabinet card is Alston E. Hotchkiss ( c 1846-1907) of Norwich, New York. A. E. Hotchkiss came to Norwich in 1872 at the age of twenty-six. He ran the most popular photo gallery in town and it is reported that he took on the persona of an artistic and cultured gentleman. His wife played a major role in his running the studio, and at one point, he employed at least twenty workers. Note that the top corners of this cdv are trimmed. This carte de visite is in overall good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A CLOWN AND HIS DOG : CIRCUS : MUNICH, GERMANY

This carte de visite photograph features a clown in his clown costume. He is dressed like a hobo with the exception of his top hat. Note that he is wearing eye glasses and is smoking a cigarette. The clown is posing with his small dog on a table beside him. This clown and his dog are likely members of a circus troupe. This cdv photograph was taken at the Reichel studio in Munich, Germany. The reverse of the photo lists the photographer as Anton Putterich. It is likely that one of these gentlemen succeeded the other in operating the studio. SOLD

PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN (CARTE DE VISITE)

This carte de visite portrait features a pretty young woman. She is wearing her hair up. Note the collar pin at the bottom of her high collar. I am unsure of who took this photograph. There are two photography studios listed and one of the studios succeeded the other. I believe that this cdv photo was taken by Ad. Baumann and that Baumann’s studio took over the business from Prof. Hanfstaengl. Franz Hanfstaengl (1804-1877) was a lithographer, photographer, printer, and publisher. The photographer of this carte de visite had studios in both Frankfurt and Munich, Germany. This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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