Between 1850 and 1860 there was a flourishment of photographic portrait ateliers in Europe and in America. The invention by the French photographer André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889) of the carte de visite, consisting on printing 10 equal photographs on a single sheet, quickly spread around the world and along with the fact that production cost of these pictures was inexpensive, soon it was considered very fashionable to have such visiting cards. Continue reading “Historic Portrait”