Established 2006

Langdon's List of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographers

Wanted to Buy

Images by William A. Langdon (1823-1880)

of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey.

Photographer's mark may appear as:

W. A. Langdon

Wm A. Langdon 

Langdon & Co.

Type of images include:

Carte de Visite
Stereoscopic Card
Pastel or Charcoal Drawing

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 I 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.