Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Card photographs, generally portraits, which measure 4 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches, including the mount. They were introduced by F. R. Window in 1867 as larger alternatives to the "cartes-de-visite," which measured 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. The larger size was considered more appropriate for display, allowed for group portraits, and permitted the image to be retouched. The size remained popular until World War I.
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Scope and Contents Collection of historic photographs, stereograph cards, cabinet photographs, and cartes-de-visites collected by Middlebury Special Collections. The collection includes images taken from 1870 onward. Subjects include the Middle East, Jerusalem, Nazareth and Palestine, Egypt, India, pornography, and various individuals seated for portraits. Portraits in the collection incude Middle Eastern studio portraits as well as approximately 45 black and white studio portraits taken in New England...
Dates: circa 1880-