books0977: Mother and her four daughters from the Civil War era possibly reading a letter from the front. CDV photograph. The carte de visite (abbreviated CDV) was a type of small photograph which was patented in Paris by photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri in 1854, although first used by Louis Dodero. It was usually made of an albumen print (2.125 in x 3.5 in), which was a thin paper photograph mounted on a thicker paper card (2.5 in x 4 in).

books0977: Mother and her four daughters from the Civil War era possibly reading a letter from the front. CDV photograph. The carte de visite (abbreviated CDV) was a type of small photograph which was patented in Paris by photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri in 1854, although first used by Louis Dodero. It was usually made of an albumen print (2.125 in x 3.5 in), which was a thin paper photograph mounted on a thicker paper card (2.5 in x 4 in).

Seated woman in gown, late 1800s...no idea who this is but look at the detail on the front of this gown!

Seated woman in gown, late 1800s...no idea who this is but look at the detail on the front of this gown!

1860-64 - I love this picture... maybe because her face reminds me of your face when you were little @Melissa Niednagel

1860-64 - I love this picture... maybe because her face reminds me of your face when you were little @Melissa Niednagel

Red as the Rose, Handtinted English Ambrotype, Circa 1855 pre civil war era fashion

Red as the Rose, Handtinted English Ambrotype, Circa 1855 pre civil war era fashion

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