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carte-de-visite

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Photography and Photographs.

(French, ‘calling card’)

A small card, bearing a photographic portrait, used as a supplement to the normal visiting card. Such cards were especially popular just after the middle...

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carte-de-visite

Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 492 words.

A carte-de-visite, or visiting card, is a small card on which are printed the name and often other relevant details

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carte-de-visite

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Photography and Photographs.

(French, ‘calling card’)

A small card, bearing a photographic portrait, used as a supplement to the normal visiting card. Such cards were especially popular just after the middle...

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carte-de-visite

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 39 words.

(French, ‘calling card’)

A small card, bearing a photographic portrait, used as a supplement to the normal visiting card. Such cards were especially popular just after the middle...

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carte de visite

in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs. 547 words.

photographic print format roughly the size of a French visiting card (6 × 9 cm; 2 1/3 × 3 1/2 in), traditionally

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Carte-de-visite

Ann Lee Morgan.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 4 words.

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Carte-de-visite

Ann Lee Morgan.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 4 words.

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carte-de-visite noun

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 21 words.

M19 French (= visiting card).

A small photographic portrait mounted on a card. Now archaic or historical.

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cabinet print

in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs. 139 words.

format introduced in 1866 as the craze for the carte de visite was slackening; although it was not until the

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Disdéri, André Adolphe Eugène (1819–89)

in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs. 203 words.

He led a varied life in commerce, acting, and politics before patenting his trademark carte de visite‐style photographs in

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cabinet print

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

Format introduced in 1866 as the craze for the carte de visite was slackening; although it was not until the 1890s that cabinet prints outnumbered cartes. The size of the ...

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André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

(1819–89), French photographer.

He led a varied life in commerce, acting, and politics before patenting his trademark carte de visite‐style photographs in 1854. Although he studied...

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Elizabeth Eastlake

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

English writer, who encountered photography in the early 1840s, when she was photographed by Hill and Adamson. She published various books and essays on the arts before writing the...

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Giorgio Sommer

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

(1832–1914), German photographer, active in Italy. Born in Frankfurt, Sommer turned to photography after initial commercial training, and in 1856–7 co-owned a studio in Rome specializing in...

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When I Awake with Thy Likeness

Rachel McBride Lindsey.

in A Communion of Shadows

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 14356 words.

This chapter examines family Bible portrait galleries within the context of studio portraiture and nineteenth-century notions of “likeness.” Portrait galleries for small, card-sized “carte...

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Photography and Leisure: The Rise of the Photographic Studio in Mid- to Late-Nineteenth-Century Dublin

Orla Fitzpatrick.

in Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

December 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 6448 words.

The increased purchase and consumption of photographic portraits in nineteenth century Ireland was both a cultural expression of leisure and evidence of its commodification. New...

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Introduction: In the Shadows of Citizenship

Ivy G. Wilson.

in Specters of Democracy

June 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 6158 words.

Beginning with a reading of a Sojourner Truth carte-de-visite and its epigrammatic phrasing, this introductory chapter prefigures Ralph Ellison's notion of the “shadow” and Jacques...

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Disdéri, André-Adolphe-Eugène

Elizabeth Anne McCauley.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; 19th-Century Art. 270 words.

(b Paris, March 28, 1819; d Paris, Oct 4, 1889).

French photographer. He managed a series of commercial studios in Paris from 1854 to 1875 and is best known for the patent...

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Sex and the Civil War

Judith Giesberg.

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 152 pages.

Civil War soldiers enjoyed unprecedented access to obscene materials of all sorts, including mass-produced erotic fiction, carte de visite, playing cards, and stereographs. With a series of...

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Caire, Nicholas

Robert Smith.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Photography and Photographs; 19th-Century Art; Industrial and Commercial Art; 20th-Century Art. 307 words.

(John)

(b Guernsey, Channel Islands, Feb 28, 1837; d Melbourne, Feb 13, 1918).

Australian photographer of Guernsey birth. After his arrival in South Australia c. 1858...

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Uchida Kuichi

Luke Gartlan.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; 19th-Century Art; East Asian Art. 461 words.

[Kyūichi]

(b Nagasaki, 1843/4; d Tokyo, Feb 17, 1875).

Japanese photographer. He first encountered photography through the circle of students associated with the Dutch...

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