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The carte de visite or CDV was a type of small photograph
which was patented in Paris, France
in 1854. It was usually made of an albumen print, which was a thin paper
photograph mounted on a thicker paper card. sized 2.125 × 3.5 inches mounted on
a card sized 2.5 × 4 inches. It was made popular in Europe and in
the United States.known as "cardomania"
popularity of these card photographs led to the publication and
collection of photographs of prominent persons. "Cardomania" spread throughout
Europe and to America.
The carte de visite photograph proved to be a very popular item during the
American Civil War among. Soldiers, friends and family members and. Photographs
of President Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant, and other celebrities of
the era became an instant hit with the public.
By the early 1870s, cartes de visite's were supplanted by "cabinet cards,"
replaced when Kodak introduced the Brownie camera and home snapshot
photography became a mass phenomenon.