Antique books and photography are a perfect pairing when displaying nostalgic vignettes.
Photography began in the 1830s and developed from the Daguerreotpe, to Ambrotypes, to Carte de Visites (CDV's), to tintypes, and Cabinet Cards.
Daguerreotypes were the first commercially successful type of photography dating from 1839 to the 1860s. They are easy to distinguish in that they have a mirror like appearance.
Ambrotypes are a wet plate collodion process first appearing in the 1850s.
The tintype made its debut in the 1860s consisting of an image on black-laquered iron.
Carte de Visites (CDV's) were introduced in 1854. A thin albumen print was applied to a thicker paper card measuring 2.5 x 4 inches.
Finally, although introduced in the 1860s, the cabinet card came into popularity during the 1870s, utilizing the same process as the CDV but on a larger scale generally measuring 4.5 x 6.5 inches.
Images from days gone by are highly sought after and add a touch of history to any shelf display.
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