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"Cartes de Visite: Capturing Moments in History" Step back in time with these captivating cartes de visite

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature, 1868. Creator: Unknown
A carte-de-visite of sixty-four (64) so-called " Radical" members of the reconstructed South Carolina legislature after the Civil War

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Carte-de-visite of Lt. Governor Oscar J. Dunn, 1868-1871. Creator: Unknown

Carte-de-visite of Lt. Governor Oscar J. Dunn, 1868-1871. Creator: Unknown
An albumen print carte-de-visite portrait of African-American politician, musician and businessman Oscar J. Dunn. He is photographed standing with his right foot slightly forward than his left

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Aleksandr Evgenevich Timashev, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front... between 1880 and 86

Aleksandr Evgenevich Timashev, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front... between 1880 and 86. Creator: Unknown
Aleksandr Evgenevich Timashev, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, in uniform, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Full-length portrait of three men, seated on ground, facing front, between 1870 and 1886

Full-length portrait of three men, seated on ground, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Full-length portrait of three men, seated on ground, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Inscribed on verso: Persians

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Full-length portrait of Georgian woman, facing slightly right, between 1870 and 1886

Full-length portrait of Georgian woman, facing slightly right, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Full-length portrait of Georgian woman, facing slightly right, between 1870 and 1886. Inscribed on verso: Georgian woman

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886

Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Full-length portrait of Persian man, seated, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Full-length portrait of Persian man, seated, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Full-length portrait of Persian man, seated, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Inscribed on verso: Persian

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Head-and-shoulders portrait of a young woman, facing left, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Head-and-shoulders portrait of a young woman, facing left, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Head-and-shoulders portrait of a young woman, facing left, between 1880 and 1886. Inscribed on verso: Daughter of [illegible]

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right

Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, between 1860 and 1870 Creator: Unknown
Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, between 1860 and 1870

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Nikola'i Alekseevich Miliutin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly...between 1880

Nikola'i Alekseevich Miliutin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly...between 1880 and 86 Creator: Unknown
Nikola'i Alekseevich Miliutin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, in uniform, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Konstantin Nikolaevich Leontev and Mikhail Nikiforovich Katkov, full-length

Konstantin Nikolaevich Leontev and Mikhail Nikiforovich Katkov, full-length... between 1880 and 86 Creator: Unknown
Konstantin Nikolaevich Leontev and Mikhail Nikiforovich Katkov, full-length portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Grand Duchess Marie Paulovna (formerly Princess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin...between 1870)

Grand Duchess Marie Paulovna (formerly Princess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin...between 1870 and 80 Creator: Unknown)
Grand Duchess Marie Paulovna (formerly Princess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, between 1870 and 1880

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Apollon Nikolaevich Maikov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly... between 1880 and 1886

Apollon Nikolaevich Maikov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Apollon Nikolaevich Maikov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Full-length portrait of a man in cape and sheep skin hat, holding a rifle... between 1870 and 86

Full-length portrait of a man in cape and sheep skin hat, holding a rifle... between 1870 and 86. Creator: Unknown
Full-length portrait of a man in cape and sheep skin hat, holding a rifle, facing right, between 1870 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Half-length portrait of Georgian muezzin, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Half-length portrait of Georgian muezzin, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Half-length portrait of Georgian muezzin, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Inscribed on verso: Muezzin for Tiflis minaret

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Telegraph operator in Irkutsk, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886

Telegraph operator in Irkutsk, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Telegraph operator in Irkutsk, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886. Written on verso: Telegraph operator in Irkutsk who spoke the language of Shakespeare's time

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Full-length portrait of man, seated, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Full-length portrait of man, seated, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Full-length portrait of man, seated, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Inscribed on verso: Muezzin for manaret in Daghestan village

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Full-length portrait of Armenian man, seated, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Full-length portrait of Armenian man, seated, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Full-length portrait of Armenian man, seated, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Inscribed on verso: Armenian

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1870 and 1880

Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1870 and 1880. Creator: Unknown
Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, between 1870 and 1880

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Kazakh man and woman, full-length portrait, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Kazakh man and woman, full-length portrait, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Kazakh man and woman, full-length portrait, between 1870 and 1886. Showing a Kazakh couple, noble or wealthy

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Kraevskii, Andrei Aleksandrovich, half-length portrait, seated, facing... between 1880 and 1886

Kraevskii, Andrei Aleksandrovich, half-length portrait, seated, facing... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Kraevskii, Andrei Aleksandrovich, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: George Kennan, half-length portrait, facing left, 1865. Creator: Unknown

George Kennan, half-length portrait, facing left, 1865. Creator: Unknown
George Kennan, half-length portrait, facing left, 1865. Printed on recto of photograph: Home Sweet Home. Inscribed on verso: G.K. - 1st trip to Siberia, 19 or 20 years old. Taken in 1865

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Ivan Ivanovich Lazhechnikov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly

Ivan Ivanovich Lazhechnikov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Ivan Ivanovich Lazhechnikov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Vsevolod Vladim irovich Krestocki¯i?, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing

Vsevolod Vladim irovich Krestocki¯i?, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Vsevolod Vladim irovich Krestocki¯i?, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: George Kennan wearing Georgian cossak uniform, half-length portrait... between 1870 and 1886

George Kennan wearing Georgian cossak uniform, half-length portrait... between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
George Kennan wearing Georgian cossack uniform, half-length portrait, facing left, between 1870 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Head-and-shoulders portrait of a man, dressed in convict clothing, facing

Head-and-shoulders portrait of a man, dressed in convict clothing, facing... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Head-and-shoulders portrait of a man, dressed in convict clothing, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886. Name "Klenof" hand-written on verso

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Mikhail Evgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin, head-and-shoulders portrait.... between 1880 and 1886

Mikhail Evgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin, head-and-shoulders portrait.... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Mikhail Evgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Nikolai Khristianovich Bunge, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly

Nikolai Khristianovich Bunge, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly... between 1880 and 1886 Creator: Unknown
Nikolai Khristianovich Bunge, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Group portrait of four men from Transcaucasus region, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Group portrait of four men from Transcaucasus region, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Group portrait of four men from Transcaucasus region, between 1870 and 1886. Men's names written in Russian above their image. Photograph of a drawing

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Petr Andreevich Vi?a?zemskii?, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886

Petr Andreevich Vi?a?zemskii?, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Petr Andreevich Vi?a?zemskii?, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Head-and-shoulders portrait of unidentified man, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Head-and-shoulders portrait of unidentified man, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Head-and-shoulders portrait of unidentified man, between 1880 and 1886. Inscription on recto: American Georges Kennan. Wishing[?]) him cordial [illegible signature]

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Serge i Vasilevich Maksimov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly

Serge i Vasilevich Maksimov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly... between 1880 and 1886 Creator: Unknown
Serge i Vasilevich Maksimov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: George Kennan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, 1885. Creator: Unknown

George Kennan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, 1885. Creator: Unknown
George Kennan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, 1885. Written on verso: Taken in Tomsk, Siberia, August 1885, going eastward

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Kazakh man, a musician with a dombra, seated, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Kazakh man, a musician with a dombra, seated, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Kazakh man, a musician with a dombra, seated, between 1870 and 1886. Inscribed on verso: Kirghis improvisitor, Omsk

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Three-quarter length portrait of woman, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Three-quarter length portrait of woman, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Three-quarter length portrait of woman, facing front, between 1870 and 1886. Inscribed on verso: Armenian woman

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Eduard Ivanovich Totleben, half-length portrait, facing slightly left... between 1880 and 1886

Eduard Ivanovich Totleben, half-length portrait, facing slightly left... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Eduard Ivanovich Totleben, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, in uniform, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Ivan Cherniavski, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Ivan Cherniavski, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Ivan Cherniavski, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, between 1880 and 1886. Kennan describes Cherniavski and his wife as two of the most interesting political exiles that he met in Irkutsk in

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Nikolai Avksent'evich Manassin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly

Nikolai Avksent'evich Manassin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Kardashof, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886

Kardashof, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Kardashof, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886. Kardashof was one of three political exiles living in the Buriat village of Selenginsk whom Kennan visited in

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Petr Apollonovich Gresser, half-length portrait, facing slightly right... between 1880 and 1886

Petr Apollonovich Gresser, half-length portrait, facing slightly right... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Petr Apollonovich Gresser, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, in uniform, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886

Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Aleksei Stepanovich Khomiakov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886

Aleksei Stepanovich Khomiakov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Aleksei Stepanovich Khomiakov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Miloslavski, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Miloslavski, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Miloslavski, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, between 1880 and 1886. Written on verso: Minister of Imp. Domain

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Filipp Vasilevich Ovsiannikov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886

Filipp Vasilevich Ovsiannikov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing... between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
ilipp Vasilevich Ovsiannikov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Konstantin Nikolaevich Bestzhev-Riumin, half-length portrait, facing... between 1880 and 86

Konstantin Nikolaevich Bestzhev-Riumin, half-length portrait, facing... between 1880 and 86. Creator: Unknown
Konstantin Nikolaevich Bestzhev-Riumin, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, between 1880 and 1886

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Half-length portrait of a man, dressed in convict clothing, facing right, between 1880 and 1886

Half-length portrait of a man, dressed in convict clothing, facing right, between 1880 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Half-length portrait of a man, dressed in convict clothing, facing right, between 1880 and 1886. Inscribed on verso: Yonof - tried in [illegible]

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Petr Semenovich Vannovski, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly... between 1880 and 1886

Petr Semenovich Vannovski, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly... between 1880 and 1886
Petr Semenovich Vannovski, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, between 1880 and 1886. Written on verso: Min. of war. Photo by Vezenberg & Co. St. Petersburg

Background imageCartes De Visite Collection: Half-length portrait of Daghestani man, facing left, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown

Half-length portrait of Daghestani man, facing left, between 1870 and 1886. Creator: Unknown
Half-length portrait of Daghestani man, facing left, between 1870 and 1886. Half-length portrait of a Daghestan mountaineer seated, facing left. Inscribed on verso: Daghestan mountaineer



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"Cartes de Visite: Capturing Moments in History" Step back in time with these captivating cartes de visite, small photographic prints that were all the rage during the 19th century. These tiny treasures offer a glimpse into various aspects of society and culture, preserving moments for future generations to ponder. In "Waiting for the Hour, 1863, " we find ourselves immersed in an air of anticipation. The creators remain unknown, but their work speaks volumes about the emotions felt during this tumultuous period. Similarly, "Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature, 1868" captures a pivotal moment in American history as political landscapes shifted. Moving on to individual portraits, we encounter Lt. Governor Oscar J. Dunn's enigmatic gaze through his carte-de-visite from 1868-1871. Despite being taken by an unknown creator, this image exudes power and determination. The simplicity and innocence of family bonds are beautifully portrayed in "Portrait of a Brother and Sister. " These black-and-white photos from c. 1860 evoke nostalgia for simpler times when siblings shared laughter and secrets. "The Brighton Cats" takes us on a lighter note with its playful depiction of feline companionship captured through cartes-de-visite from the 1860s. It reminds us that even amidst chaos or uncertainty, there is always room for joy. Delving deeper into artistic expression within photography itself, we discover the Tramp Art Photo Display from c. 1885 – a stunning fusion of albumen prints and tintypes mounted on wood with intricate carvings adorning its crown-like structure. Intriguingly uncut cartes de visite come to life in "Portraits sitting 41494: Docteur Magnan and his son and daughter. " This albumen print showcases familial love frozen in time while offering insight into medical practices during c. 1861. Renowned photographer Henry Ulke leaves his mark with portraits like Walter W. Johnson, Carrie N.