Question: Who invented the first carte-de-visite?

Building on this custom, the “carte-de-visite,” or “visiting card” was invented by André Adolphe Disdéri in Paris in 1854. He made his cartes-de-visite with a special camera that allowed him to take eight images with one negative.

Who created the carte de visite?

André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri Carte-de-visite, originally, a calling card, especially one with a photographic portrait mounted on it. Immensely popular in the mid-19th century, the carte-de-visite was touted by the Parisian portrait photographer André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, who patented the method in 1854.

What is a carte-de-visite in photography?

In photography, a carte-de-visite is a type of portrait — also meant to be exchanged — that first appeared during the second half of the 19th century. Before that, photographers produced daguerreotypes and direct positives on collodion (ambrotypes) to create portraits.

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