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Prince and Princess of Schönburg-Waldenburg

Accession Number
1997/2.4

Title
Prince and Princess of Schönburg-Waldenburg

Artist(s)
André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1861

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
7 13/16 in x 9 3/16 in (19.84 cm x 23.34 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Harry H. Lunn, Jr.

Subject matter
Disdéri patented the carte-de-visite in 1854. His invention quickly replaced the traditional calling card and remained popular until the late 1860s. The carte-de-visite was produced with a camera that took eight exposures on a single glass negative, allowing for a range of images and quicker production. The exposures were then cut into single photographs and mounted on cards. In this example, the uncut card illustrates the subtle variation of props and poses, including a small statue, a foot stool, a globe, and a book.

Physical Description
This is an uncut sheet of cartes-de-visites. Eight frames with varying poses and props show the Prince and Princess of Schönburg-Waldenburg with their young son.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Workers
book
boys
child
drapery
families (kinship groups)
floor-length curtains
full-length
globe
group portraits
man
men (male humans)
prince
reading
seated
standing
statue
statues
studio portraits
terrestrial globes
woman
women (female humans)

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