| || |
André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
Carte de visite
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880
Andre Adolphe Eugene Disdéri (1819 - 1889) patented a multi-tube camera in France on 27 November 1854 and this permitted the inexpensive taking of multiple portraits at a single sitting. This invention was the basis for the carte de visite that became a photographic craze from the 1850s onward.