Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Image of the Day

. Signed 1865 Ulysses S. Grant carte de visite photograph by Brady & Co. – currently up for bidding at Heritage Auction Galleries (the same place that sold those D.B. Cooper $20 bills I posted about before – I'm getting their catalogs now and I'm amazed at the things that come up for sale).

A carte de visite was a standard 2.5" x 4" albumen print patented in 1854 by a Paris photographer name
d Andre Adolphe Disderi. Their popularity spread quickly – p
eople would get them made and then trade them with their friends and people they met.


Anonymous said...

First typo ever in this fine blog.

Janet said...

Better check your date here - 1854? instead of 1954.

Strath said...

Oops, thanks! Fixed it.