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IMAGE number
UIS5099202
Title
Prince Albert, c 1860
Description
Prince Albert, c 1860. A carte-de-visite portrait of Albert, Prince Consort of Victoria, Queen of Britain (1819-1861), taken by an unknown photographer in about 1860. A carte-de-visite is a photograph mounted on a piece of card the size of a formal visiting card of the 1850s - hence the name. The format was introduced by the French photographer Andre-Adolphe-Eugene Disderi (1819-1889) in 1854. As well as family portraits, commercial cartes of celebrities such as politicians, royalty and popular personalities were published. The craze for collecting celebrity cartes-de-visite in albums reached its peak during the 1860s but the format remained popular until the beginning of the twentieth century. The backs of cartes-de-visite were normally printed with the photographer's name and address. ©SSPL/NMeM/Kodak Collection
Photo credit
SSPL/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
portrait
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