Researching Antique Photographs

Antique photography is a personal love of mine.  For many reasons, I enjoy all the facets of finding and diving into to the history of an image.  But, it’s not always easy. As any serious collector will tell you, it takes a lot of learning, time, and dedication.

First, we’ll layout the most common forms of images you may come across.

Daguerreotypes
1840s-1850s
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Ambrotypes
1850s-1860s
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Cabinet Cards
1860-1900s
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Carte de Visite
1860s-1900s
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