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Pre-photographic

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Carbon
Silver Gelatin DOP
Chromogenic
Dye Imbibition
Instant
Silver Dye Bleach
Albumen
Salted Paper
Gelatin POP
Collodion POP
Matte Collodion
Cyanotype
Platinum
Tintype
Chromogenic Slide Film
Carbro
Ambrotype
Screen Plate
Gelatin Dry Plate
Direct Carbon (Fresson)

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Notes on this view:

This carte de visite was made by the photographer Achilles Sacré-Smits from Ghent (Gand), brother of Edmond Sacré. Achilles took on his wife’s surname, Smits, in addition to his own to avoid confusion with his brother’s photographic work. The location of the studio is printed on the front and back of the mount as well as the words “charbon inalterable”, or unalterable carbon. The tendency for silver based photographs to fade was well known. By writing these words on his mount, Sacré-Smits is boasting that his carbon prints will not fade.