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[Caricatures of cartes de visite].
[London] : [publisher not identified], [1860s?]
Physical Description:
4 cards : etchings ; each approximately 9 x 6 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TR680 .C37 1860c Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Related Content:
View catalog record for J.S. & Co. caricatures of cartes de visite
View catalog record for Rock & Co. caricatures of cartes de visite
Description based on a set of four cards at the Yale Center for British Art. It's unclear if additional cards were issued in this set.
A series of etched pictorial cards, by an unidentified publisher, parodying the craze for carte de visite photographs, presumably in the 1860s. All are signed with the monogram "C.B." The measurements echo those of cartes de visite photographs. Captions occupy a horizontal band along the bottom. The cards lack imprint and numbering.
Similar cards were issued by the London publishers Rock and Company and J.S. and Company See links herewith.
Subject Terms:
Carte de visite photographs -- Great Britain.
Photography -- Great Britain.
Portrait photography -- Great Britain.
Lithographic engravings -- 1860-1870.
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
J.S. & Co., publisher.
Rock Brothers & Payne, publisher.

  • Two vessels and a clipper, "on the sands."
  • Here's single blessedness, only to think of that henpecked squabbles, poor devil
  • Oh dearest Dorinda, you remember when, you said; (duetto) What the deuce is that?
  • Distance does not always lend enchantment to the view.

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