Claude Felix Abel Niepce de St. Victor, 1805 - 1870 Search this
Albumen silver print
Image/Sheet: 8.5 × 5.3 cm (3 3/8 × 2 1/16")
Mount: 10.2 × 6.2 cm (4 × 2 7/16")
United States\New York\Kings\New York
A patent for the first American photograph album was issued in May 1861, and manufacturers soon introduced a variety of albums designed to house the immensely popular cartes de visite. Intended to serve as a frontispiece to the Meade Brothers’ albums, this photograph reproduces one of Charles’s famous daguerreotypes of Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, as well as Henry’s views of Daguerre’s chateau and tomb. It also features portraits of the brothers, their father Henry, and their sister Mary Ann.