Description: A.A.E. Disdéri and the Carte de Visite Portrait Photograph
~With the mass production of cartes of international notables in the late 1850s and early 1860s came a similar exploitation of the faces and costumes of urban entertainers ranging from opera divas to circus acrobats. Usually issued after a star had won some acclaim, the carte portrait at once reflected and contributed to celebrity status. As the market became...
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