Photography cdv dating uk

19 Sep

High end cabinet cards depicting famous athletes regularly sell for hundreds of dollars and more.

With a date, you can narrow the field of possible suspects and even, sometimes put a name to a face as it stares back at you from the past: Look at the format.We received a Christmas card from the Llewellyn-Bowen family this week, Laurence, his wife and two daughters dressed up in a 1920s jazz style.It made me think of our feature on postcards in our Christmas issue written by photo dating expert Jayne Shrimpton that included a Christmas postcard from her collection.CDV017J Jewel, American Gem Photographer, 25 London Road, Liverpool, this is an old tintype photograph, only three quarters of an inch high and cost seven pence halfpenny (3p) for 9 copies c1880s.These tiny tintypes (known as "Gems) were introduced into the UK from America in the 1850s but were not a success, re-introduced in the 60s they became very popular and remained so for about 15 years though in larger formats the tintype was still around until the 1920s.The Sunderland studio opened in 1878, from 1873 until 1880 the company used this square cornered card.From 1880 until 1882 the same or very similar single crown design was used but with rounded corners.If the photograph is on a post card mount, then it won’t date before 1902. Many CDVs include the name of the photography studio.Understanding the history to cartes de visite (CDV) and cabinet cards will also help you narrow down a timeframe. Although usually long gone, you may be able to find them listed in directories. For the 19th century, sleeves can be quite a good starting point.This card, sent from the Sudan in 1941, features a photograph of a soldier inserted into a festive mount.We find some of the most common queries from readers are to do with photo dating.