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André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri 
Disdéri 
1860-1870 
  
Carte de visite 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880 
 
LL/10619 
  
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. 
 

 
  
 
  
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