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Cartes-de-visite. Card photographs.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Refers to small-format photographs affixed to card stock, particularly the card photographs patented by the Parisian photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri in 1854 and similar items produced by Mathew B Brady and other photographers. They went out of fashion in the 1870s. The photographs were typically portraits and the image was a standard size of 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches; they were generally produced by a multiple-lens camera that created several images on a single full-sized negative plate. Full-size prints from the plate were cut into sections measuring 4 x 2 1/2 inches, and the pieces were often mounted on cards, which initially served as visitors' cards; it later became the custom to exchange them on birthdays and holidays, and to collect cartes-de-visite of friends, family members, and celebrities in albums.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

17 postcards of Stansmore Dean Stevenson and Jean Stevenson to Elise Pruvost, their housekeeper in France.

Identifier: Acc.14471
Scope and Contents The postcards, all except one written in French, were formerly part of the family album of Elise Pruvost and her daughter Christiane Lavoger. They date from the period when Stansmore Dean Stevenson and her husband, the painter R. Macaulay Stevenson, and step-daughter Jean Stevenson, stayed in Montreiul-sur-mer, France. The collection also includes a photograph of Elise Pruvost and the Stevenson family on a visit to London, c.1925.With biographical information, in French, compiled...
Dates: 1910-1926.

Carte de visite and invitations of Sir John Stuart Hepburn Forbes., 2nd quarter of 19th century.

Identifier: Acc.13827/97
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The papers cover six centuries worth of family and estate papers of the Forbes, the Stuart Forbes, and the Trefusis families. Alexander de Forbes (c.1380-1448) was created the 1st Lord Forbes around 1440, the Lords Forbes of Pitsligo were descended from Sir William Forbes, brother of Alexander. The title was created in 1633 for Alexander Forbes (d.1636). His descendant Alexander Forbes, 4th Lord Forbes of Pitsligo (1678-1762) forfeited his estates following his support for the Jacobites in...
Dates: 2nd quarter of 19th century.

Papers of and relating to the artists Beatrice Huntington and William MacDonald.

Identifier: Acc.14369/1-39
Scope and Contents Beatrice Huntington was born in 1889 in St. Andrews to Dr William Huntington, surgeon, and Charlotte Huntington, née Bowles, daughter of Joseph Bowles of Quebec City. She was educated in St Andrews before attending art schools in Paris and Munich between 1906-1911. She began exhibiting in 1916 and became an active member of the Dundee Art Society and the Society of Scottish Artists. Influenced by Modernist art styles, she experimented with Cubism in her portraits, including 'A Muleteer from...
Dates: 1864-2015.

Photographs relating to the Cook family.

Identifier: Acc.14393
Scope and Contents Collection of 44 photographs and prints relating to the Cook family - a prominent Edinburgh and Fife family of lawyers and churchmen.The photographs include images of various members of the family at St. Anne's in North Berwick, Mossfennan House near Biggar, St. Andrews, Edinburgh and London. Also included are photographs of staff and the (Rugby) Football team of Ardvreck School, staff and pupils at Sedbergh School, Cumbria, and staff and students of Magdalene...
Dates: 1860s-1930s.