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The following common types of vintage photos, their photographic processes and characteristics could help you positively identify some of your long-lost ancestors.
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Photo above is an albumen print of an unidentified confederate Civil War soldier. Albumen prints were often mounted on cardboard carte-de-viste (CDVs).
Introduced in the 1850s in Paris, France by Andre Adolphe Eugene Disderi, CDVs were very popular in both the United States and Europe until the turn of the 20th century.
Daguerreotypes were produced on a thin copper metal support that had a polished coating of silver that was mirror-like.