List of illustrations

  • Portrait of a naval officer
  • A. R. Viot in artillery uniform and his wife, Célestine
  • Female portrait
  • Le Vagabond—no. 15
  • Les Calabrais—no. 1
  • La Sérénade—no. 20
  • La Laveuse—no. 43
  • Un Déjeuner des laboureurs—no. 18
  • La Physique—no. 68
  • L'Escrime—no. 77
  • L'Exercise—no. 79
  • Père d'Alzon and his students
  • Père d'Alzon
  • Père d'Alzon and Paulin Garnier
  • Venetian visiting card
  • Calling card of M. Deligand
  • Les Cartes de visites
  • Portrait of a woman
  • Portrait of a man
  • Portrait of a woman
  • Portrait of a man and woman
  • Alphabetical sheet of dancers
  • Modes de Paris
  • View of the Paris Exposition universelle
  • Bull's-eye Room, Palais de Versailles
  • Un jeune homme se promenant sa balustrade à la main
  • Un monsieur grave avec un rideau qui lui tombe du ciel
  • Les portraits-cartes: leur inventeur. Lui et Michelange--Quelles barbes
  • N'bougeons plus
  • Inconvénient de photographier les malfaiteurs surtout si on leur demande une pose qui leur soit naturelle
  • Self-portrait with assistant
  • Self-portrait
  • Self-portrait with Corral (artist's dog)
  • Exterior of a carte de visite studio
  • Portrait of Gioachino Rossini
  • Portrait of Gioachino Rossini
  • Portrait of Gioachino Rossini
  • Portrait of Gioachino Rossini
  • Portrait of Alphonse Karr
  • Man riding hobbyhorse
  • Uncut sheet of six views of De Cabanès
  • Portrait of Napoléon III
  • Portrait of Napoléon III
  • Portrait of Napoléon III
  • Portrait of Napoléon III
  • Portrait of Empress Eugénie
  • Fashion plate
  • Portrait of Empress Eugénie
  • Portrait of Prince Impérial
  • Portrait of Prince Impérial
  • A Christmas Tree for the Young French Prince
  • Portrait of Prince Impérial
  • Portrait of Prince Impérial
  • Portrait of Prince Impérial
  • Portrait of Mgr. Dupanloup
  • Portrait of General Jussuf
  • Portrait of A. Thiers
  • Portrait of Pierre Bonaparte
  • Portrait of a bishop
  • Portrait of Nelly Pacha
  • Portrait of Senart
  • Portrait of Alphonse Karr
  • Portrait of Alphonse Karr
  • Portrait of Alphonse Karr
  • Portrait of Fromental Halévy
  • Portrait of Fromental Halévy
  • Portrait of Léon Bonnat
  • Portrait of Louise Bertaux
  • Portrait of Ernest Meissonier
  • Portrait of Ernest Meissonier
  • Portrait of Ristori in Médée
  • Portrait of Ristori in Médée
  • Portrait of Ristori in Médée
  • Portrait of Ristori in Médée
  • Portrait of Ristori in Médée
  • Portrait of Ristori in Médée
  • Ristori ravissant les spectateurs par les pauses de ses poses
  • Portrait of Ristori in Maria Stuarda
  • Portrait of Ristori
  • Portrait of Ristori
  • Portrait of Ristori
  • Théâtre-Italien
  • Mosaic carte de visite
  • Portrati of Pauline Viardot and Michot in Alceste
  • Portrait of Marie Battu in Alceste
  • Portrait of Rouvière in Hamlet
  • Portrait of Rouvière in Hamlet
  • Portrait of a girl in oriental costume
  • Portrait of a man in fancy dress
  • Theatrical figures in costume
  • Portrait of Frédérick Lemaître
  • Portrait of Frédérick Lemaître
  • Portrait of Frédérick Lemaître
  • Leriche and Eugéne Luguet in Le Musicien des rues
  • Crockett the lion-tamer
  • Défense d'uriner
  • Portrait of Touzo, Risette, and Malakoff
  • Portrait of Lucie
  • Portrait of Thérésa
  • Portrait of Thérésa
  • Portrait of Thérésa
  • Portrait of Albertine and Marguerite
  • Pornographic carte de visite
  • Nude
  • Uncut sheet of eight views of Marthe Muravieva
  • Portrait of M. and Mme. Mérante and Eugénie Clot in Pierre de Médicis
  • Portrati of Mme Mérante and Berthier in Le Diable à quatre
  • Family portrait
  • Family portrait
  • Portrait of the Duchess of Parma and her daughters
  • Portrait of the Duchess of Parma and her sons
  • Portrait of the Duchess of Parma and her children
  • Portrait of Delpierre and his family
  • Family portrait
  • Family portrait
  • Portrait of three women
  • Portrait of three women
  • Portrait of the Ulrich and Lima families
  • Family portrait
  • Portrait of the Orléans family
  • Portrait of the Thiers family
  • Portrait of a family group
  • Genre scene
  • Family Portrait (The Bellelli Family)
  • Portrait of André Gill and the staff at La Lune
  • Louis-Jean Delton's studio employees
  • Fantasy portrait
  • Portrait of Victor Hugo, Auguste Vacquerie, and Charles Hugo
  • Groupe de fantaisie no. 18
  • Jeantaud, Linet, and Lainé
  • Alger, intérieur de la préfecture
  • Chefs arabes do docrou[?] de Medéah
  • Cialdini de l'état majeur à Gaeta
  • Portrait of Austrian Imperial family
  • Portrait of the Children of the British royal family
  • Portrait of Joseph Méry
  • Scène de famille
  • Family portrait
  • Figures in a garden
  • Portrait of Rachel
  • Portrait of the Prince of Wales
  • Male portrait
  • Portrait of Charles Gounod
  • Michelet
  • La Femme au gant
  • Portrait of a woman
  • Occupational carte de visite
  • Portrait
  • Achille De Gas in the Uniform of a Cadet
  • Souvenir de collège à mon ami P. Deauville, déc 1862
  • Portrait of a seated man
  • Portrait of two women
  • Portrait of Princess Pauline de Metternich
  • Portrait of Pauline and Richard de Metternich
  • Gustav Türck, Barmen, 27 Juni 1873
  • Portrait of Mlle Hélèna Stock and husband
  • Portrait of a couple
  • Edmondo and Thérèse (Degas) Morbilli
  • M. et Mme Edouard Manet
  • Portrait of a couple (genre scene)
  • Portrait of a couple
  • Sulking
  • Portrait of Pauline and Richard de Metternich
  • Portrait of a couple
  • Portrait of Mlle Hortense Valpinçon
  • Portrait of Camille (Vaudevilles)
  • Têtes d'expression
  • Spanish Ballet
  • Camprubi and Dolores
  • Spanish dancers
  • Camprubi and Mlle Antonin
  • Camprubi and Mlle Antonin
  • Camprubi and Mlle Antonin
  • Portrait of Camprubi
  • Lola de Valence
  • Lola de Valence and M. Vantura
  • Mademoiselle Victorine in the Costume of an Espada
  • Young Man in the Costume of a Majo
  • Uncut sheet of eight views of Henriette Schlosser
  • Mlle Simono
  • Chapuy
  • The Tragic Actor (Rouvière as Hamlet)
  • Portrait of Philibert Rouvière
  • Portrait of Philibert Rouvière
  • Antonin Proust
  • Portrait of Antonin Proust
  • Portrait of Pertuiset as a Lion Hunter
  • Portrait of M. Pertuiset
  • Dr. Leclenché
  • Adèle Merval
  • Mme Gaudibert
  • Harlème No. 5
  • La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume)
  • Portrait of a seated girl
  • Romaire Lacaux
  • Orléans family at Claremont House
  • Queen Victoria's chapel at Osborne House
  • Cora Pearl and a friend
  • St. Cloud
  • St. Cloud no. 7
  • Malakoff no. 1
  • Ivry-sur-Seine–Vue intérieure de Porte d'Italie
  • Promenade des Anglais, detail
  • Carte de visite
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~When I went to Paris in 1975 to begin an investigation of theories of gesture and facial expression and their influence on Second Empire painting, I had little idea that I would end up producing a study of early portrait photography. In my search for nineteenth-century discussions of physiognomic theory, I discovered photographic manuals and periodicals that were...
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~Necessity may always be the mother of invention, but the creation brought forth has no awareness of the intentions of its progenitor and rapidly assumes a life of its own. Patented in 1854, the carte de visite...
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~A. A. E. Disdéri’s career, from his spectacular appearance in Paris in 1854 to his obscure and unheralded death in 1889, has remained shrouded in mystery and distorted by hearsay for nearly one hundred years. The basic source for his biography in recent histories of...
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~Like many independent discoveries that have occurred nearly simultaneously in the history of photography, Disdéri’s patenting of the carte de visite portrait in November 1854, shortly after his much-publicized exhibition, simply legitimized an idea that had been present in the photographic press for more than three years. In order to understand the...
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By 1860, the production and sale of photographic images had reached such magnitude in France that the industry was surveyed by the Paris Chambre de Commerce...
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~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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~Carte portraits of more than one figure, although much rarer than single-figure cartes, were produced during the Second Empire for a number of reasons. The primary one was that members of a family wanted to record their relationship at a given time and to compare and contrast the physical features of different generations. Of course, separate photographs of family...
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~In 1860, when sales of carte de visite portraits were soaring thanks to the mass production of views of contemporary celebrities, the Goncourt brothers discussed with the caricaturist Gavarni what the future direction of his portraits should be. Gavarni told them that “he wanted to...
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~With his family cartes, Galerie des contemporains, and equestrian portrait establishment at St. Cloud, Disdéri had managed by 1861 to expand his photographic empire into a self-sufficient and well-publicized business. Never willing to rest on his laurels, and probably unable to do so because of the increasing competition and inherent faddishness of...
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This sonnet by Charles Baudelaire, “A une passante,” part of the “Tableaux parisiens” in Les Fleurs du mal (1857), describes his experience of contemporary Parisian life...
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~Disdéri’s client register for the years between 1857 and 1865, now in a private collection, is an invaluable document that allows us to date his images based on their negative numbers and to estimate his studio’s volume of production. A commercially manufactured leather-bound volume measuring 35.8 × 23.3 centimeters and containing 394 leaves...
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