Dating carte de visite
Because of this, these are the questions we get asked again and again. Yes, an accurate date does help to pinpoint who the subject/s of the photograph might be.
Knowing when a photograph was taken, where it was taken – together with the details of the image itself – often make it possible to decide who the sitter really is. Sometimes it can even confirm that it is NOT who you think it is! There can be so many clues which, when all taken together, can give you a very accurate result.
, our unique, automated DIY dating Wizard will date your carte de visite or cabinet card. The Wizard is based on the detailed and extensive analysis of over 10,000 dated cartes de visite and cabinet cards supplemented by examination of trade directory dates for over 33,000 UK photographers and 65,000 studio addresses.
The Wizard will date photographs from any UK photographer but now also includes unique, detailed, specific sections for dating all photographs by the following major photographers The Wizard is simple – you just have to peruse the multiple choices and click where appropriate. The majority of card mounts were produced by a limited number of stationery printers who then customised them for a particular photographer by adding name, address, patrons, medals and various other individual requirements.
Therefore, a particular design of card mount used in Manchester would be used at approximately the same time in York and Brighton as well – in fact countrywide.