Cartes de Visite in Nineteenth Century Photography

By: Darrah, William C.

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Hardcover with dust jacket, red faux leather with gilt spine and cover titles, 22 by 28.2 cm, 221 pp., well-illustrated. Near fine in a very good jacket. From the front flap: “This book is a comprehensive and authoritative history of cartes de visite, the most popular type of photographs in the nineteenth century. The narrative is divided into three parts: The History and Diversity of Cartes de Visite, a guide to seventy subjects that were extensively photographed in carte format, and The Documentation and Interpretation of Cartes de Visite. There are chapters on the photographer and his business, portraiture, portraits of celebrities, native peoples of the world, The Civil War, scenic cartes, and reproductions of works of art. There are 448 illustrations. The works of nearly a thousand photographers are cited in the book. The photographers are indexed alphabetically and geographically. There are also a subject index, bibliography and footnotes. Cartes de Visite, a major contribution to the history of photography, will be useful to archivists, librarians, historians, collectors and others who are interested in photographica or history of photography.”

Title: Cartes de Visite in Nineteenth Century Photography

Author Name: Darrah, William C.

Categories: Photography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Gettysburg, PA, W.C. Darrah, Publisher: 1981

Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2896