A WELL DRESSED GENTLEMAN IN AMIENS, FRANCE (CDV)

This carte de visite features a well dressed man posing for his portrait at the L & F Caron studio in Amiens, France. Note the gentleman’s bushy mustache and his bowler hat. In addition, check out the box on which the fellow is resting his right hand. I wonder if the box served a purpose or if it was purely decorative. The gentleman seems very poised in front of the camera. The Caron studio was located in Amiens, a city in northern France. Leon Jean-Baptiste Victor Caron was born in 1841 in Amiens. His father, Alfred, was a printer and bookseller. Upon his father’s death,, Leon’s mother managed the bookstore. At the end of the 1860’s his mother opened a photography studio which she named “Veuve Alfred Caron”. Interestingly, the translation of “veuve” is “widow”. Leon’s mother chose to name the studio under her late husband’s name, rather than her own. This was likely the result of best business practices in a misogynist society. At an unknown date, Leon took over the studio from his mother. For a time, he had a partner named F. Caron, who was likely, Leon’s brother. Leon won many medals for his photographs, including a gold medal in Paris in 1892. He was still an active photographer in 1901. Remarkably, the Caron studio remained in business until the 1960’s.

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ADORABLE BRIGHT EYED LITTLE PARISIAN GIRL (FRENCH CARTES DE VISITE)

This cartes de visite features a very pretty little girl standing beside a basket of flowers. She is wearing a necklace, a lace bib and lace at the end of her sleeves. She has a bow in her hair and bows on her shoes. This adorable little girl’s portrait was photographed by Photographie Des Grandes Boulevards in Paris, France. SOLD

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CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN MARSEILLE, FRANCE

This cdv portrait features an impish looking little girl posing for her portrait at the studio of G Ye Ouviere, located in Marseille, France. She is a cutie. Advertising printed on the card shows a medal from an exhibition held in 1900. This photo was produced at, or shortly after, that year. This carte de visite photograph is in very good condition (see scans)

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YOUNG GIRL WITH RINGLETS WEARING INTERESTING ATTIRE (EARLY CDV : 1860’s)

This carte de visite photograph features a lovely little girl wearing unusual attire. I would guess that her dress is indicative of a specific ethnic group. I do not know what ethnicity that might be. The detailed stitching on her dress is pretty. Note the striped accessory (scarf?) on the side of her dress, as well as her feathered headband. Her ringlet curls are adorable. This cdv was taken at the R. A. Lord studio in New York City. He operated his studio in the 1860’s. He photographed civil war soldiers and civil war era citizens during the conflict. A couple of his photographs are in the collection of California’s J. Paul Getty Museum. This vintage image is over 150 years old and is in very good condition (see scans).

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CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE BOY AND HIS ADORABLE LITTLE DOG IN NAPLES, ITALY

This carte de visite portrait features a very cute little boy and his cute little dog. The child has his arm affectionately wrapped around the dog. Both the boy and his dog are sitting on a bench. The child is very well dressed. He is wearing a terrific cap. Advertising on the reverse of the cdv indicates that the photograph was taken at the Arena studio in Napoli (Naples), Italy. This photo is in excellent condition (see scans).   SOLD

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ADORABLE LITTLE BOY AND HIS TEDDDY BEAR ON WHEELS IN HAMBURG, GERMANY

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teddy2 This fantastic carte de visite features an adorable little boy and his toy teddy bear. The toy bear is on a string leash and on four wheels for easy walking. The child’s outfit, including his matching socks, are very stylish. The photograph was taken at the studio of Adolf Bruns in Hamburg, Germany. This larger than usual cdv measures about 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and is in excellent condition.

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PORTRAIT OF A DISTINGUISHED LOOKING BEARDED GENTLEMAN IN LEWISTON, MAINE (CDV)

This carte de visite portrait features a well-dressed and distinguished looking gentleman posing for his portrait at the Crosby studio in Lewiston, Maine. He has piercing eyes and a wiry beard and mustache. The photographer of this image is A B Crosby (1836-1879). Crosby worked alone during his career but he was also involved in two partnerships. He had a brief partnership with George W Barnes in Topsham, Maine. He also was in business in Lewiston with C W Curtis. Both of these business relationships occurred in the 1870’s. The earliest record I could find of Crosby working as a photographer was in an 1864 Lewiston business directory. Crosby’s life was cut short when he succumbed to brain disease at the age of 43. He was married at the time of his death. I have seen a number of Crosby’s photographs and it is clear that he was a talented lensman. The carte de visite’s bottom is trimmed. The portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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CUTE LITTLE GIRL PROTECTIVELY POSES WITH HER BABY BROTHER/SISTER (CDV)

This Carte de Visite (CDV) features a little girl posing next to her infant brother/sister. The little girl is wearing a fancy dress and a bow in her hair. She  has a protective hold on her baby sibling. The CDV was photographed by the Kohler & Lacmann studio which had branches in Halberstadt and Bad Harzburg, Germany.    (SOLD)

PORTRAIT OF AN AFFLUENT DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN (EARLY CARTE de VISITE)

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This carte de visite photograph features a distinguished looking older gentleman. His fine tailor made vested suit provides evidence that the man was affluent. This photograph is from the early phase of the cdv era. The photo has no identification information concerning the subject or the photographer. The carte de visite is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN MARSEILLE, FRANCE (CARTE de VISITE)

This carte de visite photograph features an absolutely adorable little girl. She is wearing a cute dress and has a bow in her hair. The child is holding something wooden in her left hand. I can not identify the object. I wonder if she is holding a hobby horse. This portrait was taken at the Oliviere studio in Marseille, France. Marseille is a port city in southern France. This cdv has gold beveled edges.   SOLD

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