Carte de visite

As photography became more widespread and affordable, Dickens posed for a number of photographers. Cheap carte de visites, like this one, were an important part of maintaining and shaping Dickens’s image.

Carte de visite, front view with photograph of Charles Dickens seated at writing desk

Carte de visite photograph of Charles Dickens by Mason & Co., 1860s. E206.6 © Charles Dickens Museum


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