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Cartomania Part 1

Cartomania 1

 

Collecting Victorian cartes de visite and cabinet cards

This article was first published in Photographica World, the high quality magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain – the club for collectors of all things photographic from around the world. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

Cartomania 2

 

Marketing Victorian Photographic Studios

This article looks at the popular ways that Victorian photographers used to promote their studios and their services.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

Cartomania 3

 

Victorian Photographic Studios Illustrated

This article looks at Victorian cartes de visite and cabinet cards and how some of them illustrate the photographer’s studio – outdoors and indoors.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

Cartomania 4

 

An Introduction to Dating Cartes de Visite

This article looks at some of the clues that help to date cartes de visite and cabinet card photographs.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

Cartomania 5

 

Photography Prize Medals

This article looks at the way that Victorian photographers illustrated their prize medals on their photographic mounts to promote their businesses.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

Cartomania 6

 

Victorian Photographic Studio Backgrounds

This article looks at the many styles of backgrounds and backcloths used in Victorian photographic studios. Some were very artistically painted whilst others were very crudely made.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

Cartomania 7

 

Victorian Humour on Cartes de Visite

This article looks at the various ways that cartes de visite used humour – intentionally and otherwise.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

Cartomania 8

 

Victorian Photographic Studio Furniture

This article looks at the many types of posing chairs and other posing devices used in Victorian photographic studios. Many were specially designed to change in size so that they suited men, women and children.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

Cartomania 9 Victorian Tissues

Cartomania 9

 

Protective Tissues on Photographic Mounts

This article discusses and illustrates the different types of tissues which were attached to Victorian photographic mounts to protect the vulnerable images. Many tissues were ornately printed and were arty as well as informative.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

Cartomania 10

 

How Our Unique Photo Dating Wizard Works

This article explains how our unique, photograph dating wizard actually works.

To use the Wizard click here.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

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Cartomania 11

 

Behind the Scenes in a Victorian Studio

This article discusses and illustrates what went on behind the scenes in a Victorian studio in the 1860s and 1870s – things that are rarely seen when studying a collection of cartes de visite of that period.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

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Cartomania 12

 

Charles Cheetham Vevers – a photographic man

This biography is in a different format to all of our other biographies as it concentrates on the correspondence of a Victorian photographic equipment maker, retailer, photographer and technical author rather than on his full life story.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com

 


 

Cartomania 13

 

F.J. Mortimer and his photographic awards

This biography is in a different format to most of our other biographies as it concentrates on the awards and achievements of a photographer who did NOT run a studio.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com


 

Johnstone, Charles diaries article version 14

Charles Johnstone and his Photographic Diaries 1849 to 1884

 

Charles Johnstone and his Photographic Diaries 1849 to 1884

This biography is in a different format to most of our others as it concentrates on the photographic CUSTOMER and what he did with his photographs in times, both good and bad.

The article was first published in Photographica World, the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. For more details about the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, please visit http://www.pccgb.com