Collecting Victorian cartes de visite and cabinet cards

Cartomania Part 1NOW AVAILABLE – for carte de visite enthusiasts everywhere. This is the first of a series of free articles about collecting Victorian cartes de visite and cabinet cards. There are more articles to follow. Please visit Photographers of Great Britain & Ireland 1840 – 1940 for your free download.

This article was first published in Photographica World in 2003. Photographica World is the magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain – the club for collectors of all things photographic from around the world.


New Victorian Photographer Biography published

A new biography has just been published at ‘Photographers 1840 – 1940 Great Britain & Ireland’

This is just one of many more free Victorian Photographer biographies currently published. More are scheduled for publication over the coming months.



Have you visited our DIY Photo Dating Wizard yet?

This service is about dating cartes de visite and cabinet cards from the attributes and characteristics of the photographic card mounts.

For only £3.00, our automated DIY dating Wizard will date your carte de visite or cabinet card for you. Really simple to do.

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.