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Alfred Reeves 
The Kings and Queens of England, From the Conquest to Queen Victoria 
1859-1862 
  
Carte de visite 
Private collection of Professor Brian Stevenson, Ph.D. 
 
LL/54926 
  
Prof. Brian Stevenson: Henry Hering issued a cdv-sized version of the kings and queens montage in 1862. Front and back views are shown. The illustrated advertisement is from the May 31, 1862 issue of The Bookseller, and indicates when Hering began selling these cards. Note that Reevesí slides with this image were described in 1859. Thus, it is not clear whether Hering produced this montage 3 years before he published the cdv, if Reeves produced the montage and later sold the rights to Hering, or if a third person originally made it. Noting that Hering claimed copyright for the cdv image but the Reeves microphotographs do not mention copyright, I think the last two possibilities are more likely. 
 

 
  
 
  
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