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Pre-photographic

Photomechanical

Photographic

Albumen
Ambrotype
Bromoil Transfer
Carbon
Carbro
Chromogenic
Chromogenic Slide Film
Collodion POP
Cyanotype
Daguerreotype
Direct Carbon (Fresson)
Dye Imbibition
Gelatin Dry Plate
Gelatin POP
Gum Dichromate
Instant (Diffusion Transfer)
Instant (Dye Diffusion Transfer)
Instant (Internal Dye Diffusion Transfer)
Matte Collodion
Platinum
Salted Paper
Screen Plate
Silver Dye Bleach
Silver Gelatin DOP
Tintype
Wet Plate Collodion

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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.