Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Carte de Visite

little boy with his drum

darling little sisters
In the 1860's photography took a modern turn when small albumin print photos were made as cards to easily mail or pass out. Especially popular during the Civil War as they were easily mailed to loved ones.  Cardomania was born. 
Knitting and Reading

I love these little sepia cards. I have stacks to catalog and go through. Many are of my relatives and destined for my nieces, nephews and children to divvy them up.  And some of people long gone and unknown will go into Etsy to bring joy to others with cardomania and a love of ephemera. 

No comments: