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André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
Carte de visite
Archives of Modern Conflict OR National Gallery of Canada
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.