Carte-de-visite is a small black and white photograph stuck to a card. It was invented by French photographer Andre Disderi in 1854 as a method for producing multiple images on a single glass plate, a format for mounting the resulting images on cards. The card on which the photograph was mounted displayed the name of the photographer on the front and back. The back was often a showy piece of lithographic printing with the photographer's name decorated with culicues.
Sepia toned photograph on card showing Dan Kelly with left arm resting on a pillar.
Inscriptions & markings
"Burman Photo 200 Bourke St - East & St Georges Hall" (under photograph). "From Burman's Photographic Rooms 209 Bourke Street. East Near parliament Houses. St Georges Hall Next to Theatre Royal Melbourne. Portraits Enlarged, Copied or Colored. Views taken in any part of Victoria. Copies of this can be had at any time: (on rear) "Dan Kelly" (handwritten in ink underneath image on front of card)