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    Posted 5 years ago

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    this is a very old painted photo. says she died in 1876. a relative of us drurys. paint shows crazing from old age. frame is in new condition.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Beautiful ! ! ! She was a charming young lady and the picture is very artistic :-)
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Wow! She certainly was beautiful. What an awesome painted phot.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Nice tinted image of a beautiful woman.

      The hand tinting was an enhancement available from the photographer for an extra charge. While I am not that familiar with non US images/ photographers, the backmark would make me think this one is from 1860s- 70s.

    4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Also, looks to be a carte de visite or cdv for short. Is it about the size of a baseball card?

    5. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Suggest you do some research on antique photographs-- your opinion aside, the term for these type of images is carte de visite (if it is indeed the small size)!

    6. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Here is a brief online history of the cdv for those interested in FACTS:

    7. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      READ what I have written.

      I stated that these type of photographic images ARE CALLED carte de visites or cdv for short.

      The TERM carte de visite originated in the era of production (1860s) and that TERM is STILL used today.

      I NEVER made any statements on their actual USE as visiting cards.

    8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      I know what carte de visite (cdv) means.

      "In some instances it seems this French term was an appropriate use for the short lived albumen small photographs popular during the mid 19th century."

      Your PERSONAL JUDGEMENT on "appropriate use" doesn't change the FACT that cdv WAS/ IS THE ACCEPTED NAME for this type of photo.

      "Carte de visite" was THE name for this type of photograph in the 19th century AND is still THE name today.

      If you consult a book or online reference you will see cdv as the accepted name for these images. A check of online dictionaries for "carte de visite" will include the name as a photographic term. Take a look on Collector's Weekly and you will see the Photography category has cdv as a subcategory.

    9. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 5 years ago
      I grew up on a dairy farm working for a Mr. Dick Drury. The farm was 1 mile over the us border in Canada.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      There is quite a bit online about the photographer William Short.
      This from Art Gallery NSW:
      "William Short was a professional photographer and painter. Born in England, he came to Australia with his family in 1852, who settled in Melbourne. After struggling to find a market for his oil paintings, Short opened a photographic studio in 1863, advertising a new technique for reducing exposure times that was suitable for photographing babies. Short was more successful as a photographer than a painter and maintained his Melbourne business into the 1880s, although he was also active near Bendigo, Victoria, in the late 1880s and early 1890s.

      A carte de visite is a stiff card of about 10 x 6.4 cm, with an attached paper photograph, invented in 1854 by André-Adolphe-Eugène Disderi. They were introduced into Australia in 1859 by William Blackwood with albums arriving in 1860, aiding the collection and distribution of multiple cartes. Cartes were usually portraits and were made by the millions worldwide. Multi-lens, or ‘multiplying’ cameras were introduced in the 1860s, which were capable of producing from 2 to 32 images in quick succession, dramatically increasing the number of cartes de visite that could be made from a single photographic plate. They were easily reproduced by making paper contact prints from the glass plates, which were then cut and pasted to card."

      Check also The National Library of Australia:

      He seems to have been highly respected.
      Scottvez seems close in his dating.
    11. Peterdrury Peterdrury, 5 years ago
      clearing out mysisters house my wife found this photo and packed it with some miniatures as it was small and gave it to the lady to recieve the miniatures.
      is would have been lost to her if she didnt realise it was our family memorabilia and give it back. thank goodness.
    12. Peterdrury Peterdrury, 5 years ago
      thanks for the help especially racer4four
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Peter - so great you got this family heirloom back!
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      I think it's awesome that you got this back too. I think it's also unusual that you actually have a photo like this of your relative. Most of the old photos we see here are of someone unknown!
    15. Peterdrury Peterdrury, 5 years ago
      i wasnt realy interested in my family tree untill i found this pic. sue had a family tree made. cant wait to get a copy now. have other pics ill put up soon.
    16. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      "Scott, acknowledging the fact that there was two applied proper meanings not one to 'carte de visite' would have been enough. Thanks."

      The long exchange on here had nothing to do with my acknowledgement of anything-- it had to do with your lack of knowledge of antique photographs.


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