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Fig.56 Stamp Photo
1905 (publication) 1896 (copyright)
This work is out of copyright
Published in Photographic Amusements including a Description of a Number of Novel Effects Obtainable with the Camera by Walter E. Woodbury (New York: The Photographic Times Publishing Association, 1905)
Henry Kuhn of St. Louis assignor to Henry A. Hyatt of Kirkwood Missouri - Letters Patent dated July 12, 1887, Application filed: October 11 1884. US Patent: 44023 - "Photograph Stamp Portrait Sheet".
The Photographic News (London), Vol.XXVIII, No.1356, August 29, 1884, p.552 reported:
The photographic carte-de-visite has always been an album portrait rather than a visiting card in the ordinary sense; but why, indeed, should not an actual photographic card for every-day use become common ? It would merely be necessary to attach a postage stamp portrait to the back or front of the usual visiting card.
Although very popular just now in the United States, the stamp portraits are not often seen here; in America they are sent out in sheets, ready perforated and gummed.
Mark Haworth-Booth "Camille Silvy: Photographer of Modern Life" (National Portrait Gallery, 2010) 2010, p.108-109 includes a "Proof sheet of postage stamp portrait of Alexandre Monnier" (ca. 1866) that used this technique.