Saturday, 24 August 2013

Sepia Saturday 191 - Victorian carte de visite (CDV)

Is it me or does Saturday come around quicker each week? This is of course a good thing as it means it's the weekend, but also means I have to get my brain engaged in other activity, like coming up with a post for Sepia Saturday. As the prompt says though, there's plenty in this week's post to choose from. My immediate thought was hats, but I did that for my blog post last week, so instead I'm going for facial hair and share a few carte de visite (CDV) that I acquired recently.

Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Elliott & Fry, London
Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Elliott & Fry, London

Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Mowls, King's Lynn, Norfolk
Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Mowls, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Sinclair & Co., London
Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Sinclair & Co., London

Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Chas F Wing, Exeter
Carte de visite of a gentleman, by Chas F Wing, Exeter

As usual, 100's more vintage postcards and vintage magazines on my web site

    

10 comments:

  1. The second fellow has the look of Anthony Hopkins about him. I find these cartes fascinating.

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  2. Cartes de Visite can be sucha a good source of information as oftern from the printing on the back can help pin down a time period for identifying the subject. So lifelike, too.

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  3. The third CDV, with the square corners, must be from the early 1870s, while the others are all, I think, from the 1880s.

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    1. Thanks Brett. These are not my specialist subject, so thanks for the insight into dating them.

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  4. I've been thinking the same thing. Every time the new prompt is posted, I go into a panic -- what? already??

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  5. You seem to have a source of never ending CDVs. Long may they survive.

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  6. A nice collection of gentlemen, though I have to confess I prefer the ladies, bonnets and all!

    If you think Sepia Saturday comes round quickly for you, spare a a thought for we admins who dream them up.

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  7. Men's fashions are difficult to date compared to those of women. I like to guess occupations. #1- Banker; #2- Clergy; #3-Solicitor; #4-Railway clerk

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