Introduced in 1850. These are the most common prints in the 19th
century. The paper is coated with egg albumen and sodium chloride.
This gave the prints a glossy surface and sepia tone. Albumins
prints were in use until about 1900.
Introduced in 1854. An Ambrotype will appear positive from any
angle. Unlike a Daguerreotype which will appear negative when viewed
from various angles.
The photographer's name on the back of the photo. Can be quite
The photographer's imprint embossed into the photograph's mount.
Larger versions of Carte de viste, and taking the place of the CdV
by in popularity in the late 1860's. Cabinet Cards have the
photographers name on the front. They are also larger than Carte de
viste - 4 ½ x 6½.
Carte de viste
(Visiting Card) The are 4 ½ x 2 ½. These cards were introduced in
1854. By 1860 they had become popular By 1866 Cabinet cards were
taking over the place held by Carte de viste (CdV).
Invented in France in 1839. Popular throughout the mid-nineteenth
century. A Daguerreotype has both negative and positive images in
Introduced in the mid 1850's and in use until about 1900. Commonly
used during the Civil War. These were very inexpensive during the
time frame when they were being used
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