Sunday, February 6, 2011

More Carte de Visite doubles!

I've been a bad girl and broke my 'sort of' New Years resolution to try to post more you can see it's been a month since my last post and I apologize for my laziness!  
I just recently began an exciting new job and it's taken up an awful lot of my much so that I haven't even gotten much done in the way of making dolls.  I've got one large unfinished doll head sitting here staring at me for the last month and she's not pleased with me at all.  But to try to make up for being so blog lazy I am posting a few more of my Carte de Visites that I have found over the years, miraculously of either the same family or the same person!

Three little sisters who desperately needed to be kept together!

I cannot figure out if these are all the same gal or if they are sisters, but I recognized this face and the very distinct hairline and knew they belonged together.  All the images were taken at the same studio.  I'd like to think they appreciate the reunion I gave them!

These two little girls were purchased at different times and it was perhaps a year later that I even realized they went together.  A total accident.  I purchased both of them because they had dolls and unique dresses which are nearly identical.

 The same situation occurred with both of these CDV's....I bought them both because they had many young ladies in them, and you don't often find that.  Eventually I realized the same girls are in both images, although what threw me was the fact that in the second one they've added two more people and changed their positions.

Two sisters that accidentally showed up in the same way!  I thought, boy, these are awfully alike...same photographer, same town....they might not be related to each other, but the cameo style and their resemblance to one another in face and hair tell me they are sisters.

I thought these two girls looked an awful lot alike too....both photographed in the same city, although not the same studio.  At first I thought that they were sisters, but upon examining the clothing styles, I think they are in fact the same girl at different times.

Another happy accident!  Obviously by looking one can tell this is the same studio, VERY distinctive and lovely...and that's why I purchased the second cdv...I put them together because they 'went' so well together, then I realized that the baby in both images is the same child.  I'm not sure why he appears with two different women (although they do indeed strongly resemble one another) and two different girls, one older and one much younger.  I think perhaps one is the mother and one is the aunt and cousin.  It's fun to try to figure out their lives!  These two are from England.  I find the European Carte de Visites often have more detailed studio backgrounds and often the clothing is very expensive.


  1. These are just AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL!!! I have been wondering what you do with all of these? Are they in albums? I'm not sure what the correct way to store or display them is? That would be so interesting to know what you do with them....hint, hint, if you don't mind sharing....:)

    Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures!!

    Blessings to you~~

  2. A very enjoyable posting. Collecting Carte de Visites is something I would love to do but, unfortunately, there are so many other things I need/want at this time, so I appreciate folks like you who are willing to share.

  3. Hi Robin,
    I love the fact that they are together and in good hands. Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us!

  5. Wonderfull as ususal. Richard at

  6. These are beautiful, Robin! How wonderful that you have started a new job!! The mom in the second to last photo looks as though she is perturbed w/ the photographer, and she's going get mad if he doesnt hurry up!!
    Thank You for sharing,
    Many Hugs,

  7. Wow...just amazing that you found those matches. Love old photos...they need to be appreciated for the art works they are:)