The first popular CDV that started the CDV craze: Napoleon III
Item Number: 11562
CDV [Napoleon III]
Napoleon III carte-de-vistie. Emperor of France. Legend has it Napoleon III in 1859 en route with his troops to Italy, stopped at Disdéri’s Paris studio to have his portrait taken. Seizing the opportunity, Disdéri sold thousands of copies. Almost overnight a new CDV fad was born. The studios of Paris, not only Disdéri’s, were besieged by patrons who wished to have their pictures taken in the new style. 2.5x4", Upper body image of Bonaparte wearing military regalia.