Some had several lenses, which could be uncovered either individually, or all at the same time to give 4 or 8 photographs on the same plate.
And since the materials were cheaper and easier to work with, prices of photographs continued to fall.Mit der Escape-Taste kann das Fenster geschlossen werden.Two young men stare out at me from a small old photograph. A variety of websites offer tips and tools, and they have the great advantage of being able to provide visual aids.The photographer may have been using up old card stock.Many photographers advertised their copying services. This carte de visite is typical of the 1860s illustrating the double gilt rules and square corners characteristic of the period. The "sepia" look of the image comes from a natural yellowing of the original yellowish-brown image tone, which is imparted through "gold-toning" and by the albumen paper.Today we turn to the distinguishing features of the carte de visite—a 19th century collecting craze.