Carte de visite album of American and European public figures, ca. 1861-1863.


Carte de visite album of American and European public figures, ca. 1861-1863.

Album containing 99 commercially-produced carte de visite portraits of American and European public figures Subjects depicted include officers and others involved in the Civil War, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant; British statesmen; British, Austrian, Spanish, and Italian heads of state and royal families; members of the Bonaparte family; and a series of portraits of Spanish bull-fighters, among others. The photographs were taken ca. 1861-1863 by André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri of Paris, Jean Laurent of Madrid, and D'Alessandri Frères of Rome, among many others. Some of the photographs are hand-tinted. All of the photos are identified.

99 photographs in 1 album : cartes de visite, b&w ; 10 x 6 cm., in album 15.5 x 24 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7657763

Massachusetts Historical Society

Related Entities

There are 7 Entities related to this resource.

Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885 (person)

Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-died July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was the 18th president of the United States, serving from 1869 to 1877. As president, Grant was an effective civil rights executive who worked with the Radical Republicans during Reconstruction to protect African Americans, created the Justice Department, and reestablish the public credit. Promoted lieutenant-general, in 1864, Grant led the Union Army in winning the American Civ...

D'Alessandri Frères, (corporateBody)

Laurent y Minier, Jean, 1816-1886 (person)

Jean Laurent y Minier (J. Laurent) was born in France and set up photographic studios in Paris and Madrid. His albumen prints primarily feature ethnography, topography and genre scenes in Portugal, Spain, France and Gibralter. From the description of Views of Portugal. 187-? (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81150991 Jean Laurent (Juan Laurent, J. Laurent, etc.) was a French photographer of genre, ethnographical, and topographical subjects, principally in Spain...

Disdéri, André-Adolphe-Eugène, 1819-1889. (person)

André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889) was a French photographer. André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri was born March 28, 1819, and started working with daguerreotypes in 1849. In 1854, he patented the carte-de-visite photograph size. He died October 4, 1889, in Paris, relatively poor. From the guide to the André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri photograph of Pierre Edouard Frere, 1862, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (person)

Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (person)

Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Bonaparte family (family)