Sepia photo of unknown King's Lynn man from 1890
In our fortnightly Picture This column, staff at Lynn Library look at an old photograph...
Here is the front and back of a sepia carte de visite photograph of an unknown seated man.
They were the size of a traditional visiting card, 3.5 x 2 inches. This man is carefully posed in the studio of T. Smith & Sons, 60. High Street, King’s Lynn, about 1890.
As photographic techniques developed including easy reproduction from a single negative, these carte de visite of family and friends were collected into the first family photo albums