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Wanted to Buy Damaged CDVs
If you have cartes de visite that are too damaged or unattractive to keep or sell, I could use them in my research. Nineteenth century photographers' names, studio locations and examples of their work are constantly being added to Langdon's List of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographers.
There may be handwriting on the front or back of the photo, trimmed corners, rips, tears, wrinkles, stains, water or insect damage. The photographer's mark or backmark may be faded almost beyond recognition, but that's alright. The only requirement is that the photographer's name or part of it is fairly readable and in some cases only the city and state may still be legible. The photo you are holding in your hand may be the only information about that particular photographer currently available.
I will pay 25 cents ($.25) a piece for one damaged CDV and will pay for postage/shipping.
Description: A Carte de Visite or CDV is an albumen print on a thin cardboard mount which measures about 2 1/2 inches by 4 inches. The earliest have square corners and later mounts have rounded corners.
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