Historical information

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.

Physical description

Sepia toned photograph of Edward "Ned" Kelly on cardboard in an oval shape.

Inscriptions & markings

"Burman Photo 209 Bourke Street. East & St Georges Hall" (front of carte de visite)