Photograph, Carte de visite, Studio photograph of Mr & Mrs G. Burgess with dog; ...
Photograph, Carte de visite, Studio photograph of Mr & Mrs G. Burgess with dogAbout this object
A mounted carte de visite black and white studio photograph of Mr and Mrs G. Burgess and their dog.
The carte de visite was usually made of an albumen print, which was a thin paper photograph mounted on a thicker card, and would have been 'traded' or given to friends and family during the Victorian period. Albums for storing and displaying these cards were also popular. The carte de visite was displaced by the larger cabinet card in the 1880s.
Inscription on the back notes Dee St, Invercargill as the studio address.Maker
1880-1884Inscription and Marks
Front, hand written label in black marker: 'Mr. & Mrs. G. Burgess'
Reverse, upper right corner: 'P3.92.45'
Reverse, yellow sticker '99/7'
Reverse, centre in red, photographer's stamp: 'BY APPOINTMENT TO THE MARQUES OF NORMANBY GOVERNOR OF NEW ZEALAND AND SIR GEORGE GREY EX GOVERNOR OF NEW ZEALAND NICHOLAS & DOUGALL DEE STREET INVERCARGILL. N. Z. Copies can always be had'
Reverse, lower left quadrant: black pen blanked out by twink
Mount: h 167 mm x w 110 mm
Image: h 155 mm x w 103 mm
organic, processed material, paper
organic, processed material, cardboard