Antique Carte de Visite Swedish CDV Photograph of Victorian Child with Cutwork Collar, Vifstavarf, Sweden

$5.50

A Swedish CDV of a toddler seated on a chair. The child is elaborately dressed with a wide cutwork collar and knitted stockings. From the photography studio of Eric Grave, Vifstavarf, Sweden.

This European 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. Antique photograph from the Civil War Era.

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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