European Card Photograph Styles

European Card Photograph Styles

The following table shows card sizes gleaned from a catalog published by Loebenstein Co. photographic supplier and maker of the Elvira Cards line of card stock in Wienna (Vienna, Austria) about 1910. There are other 12 tables also in this source. Popular card styles, such as the carte de visite, cabinet card, Boudoir, Imperial, and Promenade cards are seen along with more unusual styles named after women, royalty, and European cities.

Nr.

Name

Picture size mm

Card size mm

1467

Mignon

37 53

45 67

1468

Kolibri

33 61

40 80

1469

Frida

40 63

51 80

1470

Visit

58 89

69 110

1471

Sezession

46 98

55 115

1472

Elisabeth

70 100

82 125

l473

Melanie

79 97

90 120

1474

Malvern

70 138

82 165

1475

Chique

45 131

55 150

1476

Alfons .

46 146

55 165

1477

Kabinett

100 140

110 165

1478

Helene

117 150

130 180

1479

Promenade

98 177

110 205

1480

Boudoir

119 186

132 205

1481

Salon

157 214

175 250

1482

"

157 214

175 250

1483

Valerie

194 240

310 280

1484

Isabella

230 290

250 330

1485

Imperial

173 294

190 330

1486

Adele

57 87

70 100

1487

Admiral

87 117

100 130

1488

Album

110 150

125 165

1489

Rudolf

127 177

140 190

1490

Franz

175 235

190 250

149l

Madrid.

58 58

70 70

1493

London

87 87

100 100

1494

Wien

94 94

108 108

As can be seen in the data (compared with other well known sources) there are a few variations of the sizes of each name (and of the name of some sizes).

In the following table, are sizes from the Fenykepeszek Zsebkonyve. (Photographers Pocketbook) written by Moller Miklos, and published by Boldogasszony in 1896 in Hungary, illustrating the far reach of the card phenomenon.

Name

Picture

Card (mm)

Mignon

36 70

40 78

Vizit

54 92

62 101

Kagylo alak

   

kicsiny

70 70

75 75

Viktoria

70 105

82 127

Kagylo alak nagy

105 105

115 115

Stereoskop

75 75

88 180

     

Kabinet

100 137

108 166

     

Promenade

93 200

105 210

Boudoir

123 189

135 220

Imperial

160 217

175 250

Royal

115 235

130 268

Pausel

166 300

188 330

Contributed from the database of Balint Flesch - Archaist/conservation photographer in Budapest, Hungary.