Thursday, 30 March 2017

89 : The Slimline Progeny Of A Carte-de-Visite

This is a strange little thing - a Victorian pasteboard portrait, about a third of the size of a normal carte de visite. It measures 7.5 cm by 3.5 cm and I have found some mention of this size in the literature and such miniature portraits are sometimes known as minettes. They are not too dissimilar in size to a modern day visiting card and such things are, I guess, the great-grandchildren of carte-de-visites.

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