Here is an article written by Amanda Scherker, published on September 9, 2019 via Artsy.
Amanda’s article shares with us the history behind the “carte de visite”, the wealthy Victorian socialite’s version of a business card, which they distributed to friends and acquaintances during house calls.
Be sure to check out the underlined links in Amanda’s article for more information about the history of these tiny photo portraits and why they were so popular. These links are quite interesting and informative.
Photo credit: Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1863. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.