Antique Cartes-De-Visites Photographs

Cartes-de-visites (or CDVs) were part of a major shift in the 1860s from glass and metal photographic media to treated paper mounted on cardstock. Cheaper than daguerreotypes and tintypes, CDVs, which originated in France, made photography accessible to more people, and were ideal for giving away as gifts or calling cards. These 2 1/2-by 4-inch prints also became the standard medium for photos of soldiers during the Civil War.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Non Sports Cards: Tobacco, Gum and Candy

Non Sports Cards: Tobacco, Gum and Candy

Tom Boblitt moderates this extremely deep, collaborative site dedicated to non-sports cards (tobacco, gum and candy… [read review or visit site]



Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Cdv And Diary Civil War Soldier Frank K. Proctor Hillsdale Michigan Cavalry 2ndVery Nice Small Cdv Sized Tintype Young Union Soldier Boy Civil War PhotographVictorian Cdv Photo Man And Penny Farthing Bicycle -j.schmidt BelperRare Confederate Civil War General Robert E Lee Cdv Image / Vannerson & JonesCivil War Stamp Cdv ~ Union Soldier & Affectionate Male Harrisburg PennsylvaniaCol Michael Corcoran, Cdv By Brady, 69th Regiment Ny, Civil War, Irish BrigadeCivil War Cdv With Cancelled Tax Stamp, Soldier, Ohio, 20th Regimen, Union ArmyRare Civil War Era Cdv And Cap Box From Named Confederate From VirginiaCdv: Victorian Lady In Gorgeous Walking Dress, C. Late 1860s Dover Kent Photo UkCdv Photo Civil War Union General Abraham Lincoln Cdv-(o-87 Ostendorf) By Mathew Brady-jan.9th,1864-solid Rarity !Antique Pre-civil War Cased Daguerreotype Ambrotype Mixed Photo Lot Of 2Civil War Soldiers Cdv Tintype Photo Album Ohio Sword Outdoor PhotographCivil War Cdv Wv Infantry - Captain Porter Uniform - Stamp - Signed - HigginsCivil War Cdv Capt. Albert Walker-name On Reverse1860s Elmira Ny Moulton Gallery Cdv Image Of Union Soldier And His Wife - StampCivil War Cdv Major General Wm. T. Sherman - (anthony Photo)with Revenue StampCivil War Cdv Photograph Union Sergeant Soldier Pistol Shoulder Boards MarylandRare 1860s Cdv Of World Champion Ward Brothers Rowing Team - Buchholz & HendrickCivil War Cdv Photograph Union Corporal Soldier With SwordRare Tinted Cdv Size Antique Tintype Lovely Girl With Yellow & White Tabby CatCdv Photograph Of U.s. Army General Hospital In York, Pa During Civil WarCol. Mark Wilke Collet, Cdv, 1st Nj, 3rd Nj, Civil War, Two Cdv's Of Civil War SoldiersCivil War Era Cdv Album-lincoln+union Soldier W/buckle&cap, Id'd Soldier Cdv Soldier's Home (washington Dc) Civil War EraAbraham Lincoln Cdv Photograph Civil War Era Signed A Lincoln No Reserve! 1860's Cdv Civil War Soldier Holding Sword Uniform Confederate Union Real PhotoCivil War Cdv Photograph Union Soldier Pistol Shoulder Boards Lady Girl W/ Rifle Gun Sideshow Western Circus Cdv PhotoErotic Antique Cdv Photograph Two Nude Beauties & 1 Dude Late 1800's No Reserve!Rare Confederate Civil War Cdv - General Basil Duke-morgans Command-kentuckyCdv: Identified Portrait Of 'lady Vane Tempest' By Disderi Of Paris, PhotographRare 1880 Cdv Image Photo Of Sankaty Lighthouse By Freeman Nantucket Mass. President Lincoln's Memorial (springfield, Il) CdvVictorian Girl, Long Ringlets, Beautiful Pose - Cdv By London Stereo & Photo CoPair Of Civil War Carte De Visite Photographs1860s Baltimore Md Osborn Cdv Image Of Id Union Soldier - Francis Mccoy - StampCivil War General & Future President Ulysses S Grant Original Photo In UniformVintage Cdv Card Photograph, Lacrosse Player, Galt, OntarioCircus Fat Lady- P.t. Barnum Circus Freak Cdv By J Wood Of New York Sideshow1900s Id'd Mabel Reynolds & Tabby Cat Mounted Cdv Photo Victorian Pet DogCdv Abraham Lincoln O-96 Variation DamagedCarte De Visite Young Man With Small Dog Victorian Cdv Photograph Circa 1860s UkAntique Lady Portrait Oval To Front Empty Cdv Cabinet Photograph AlbumCdv Jeff Davis Haunted By Abraham Lincoln And John Brown Jeff's Vision3 Civil War Era Photo Albums, Tintypes And Cdv'sVintage Antique Identified Photo Album Cdv's Tintypes 49 Images, Ne PennsylvaniaCdv H Mackay Municipal Police Shanghai China Quan-hing Photographer Hong-que Rd Cdv China Chinese Woman Bound Feet & Child Quan-hing Photographer Hong-que RdRare 1864 14th New York Id Union Soldier Rome Ny Cdv Civil War Photo Elmira NyLt George B Elmore 61st New York Infantry Signed Id'd Civil War CdvCdv Man Poss Railwayman With Curly Coated Retriever Dog By Gillo Of BridgwaterCdv Photo Civil War Soldier With Sword No Information.Cdv Smithsonian Institute (washington Dc) Civil War EraVictorian Cabinet Card Photo Group Of Young Men Athletes London Photographer6 Cdv: Canterbury Victorian Photographs Kent, Including Military & Choir UniformExtremely Rare Wartime Cdv Captain John O’neill Fenian Brotherhood 17th UsctNew Orleans White Slave Rosa Black Biracial Civil War Era Abolitionist Cdv PhotoCdv Confederate General Thomas J. "stonewall" Jackson, C.s.a., Of Virginia