Antique Carte de Visite Swedish CDV Photograph of Victorian Dandy from Kristinehamn, Sweden


A Swedish CDV of a late Victorian dandy, circa 1880-1890. Just check out that spectacular center part with wavy hair, and his pointed mustache. Excellent! This CDV is from the studio of Bertha Niitzmann of Kristinehamn, Sweden. I'm fairly sure it was unusual to have a woman photography studio so that is fun too.

This CDV is much thicker than the American and British ones I have seen, with the photo pasted to heavy card - also typically the studio or photographer's name is on the front, under the image, along with the city. I also really like the deeper tones and more contrast the European CDVs have.

Carte de Vistes were all the rage in the 1860s - a small photo portrait that could be shared with family and friends, and collected into the first photo albums. By the early 1870s the Cabinet Card began to replace the CDV, but they didn't fully disappear for a couple more decades.

CONDITION: Excellent.

SIZE: 54.0 mm (2.125 in) × 89 mm (3.5 in) mounted on a card sized 64 mm (2.5 in) × 100 mm (4 in)

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