Duc de Coimbra

André Adolphe-Eugène Disdérica. 1860

George Eastman Museum

George Eastman Museum
Rochester, United States

André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri studied as a painter from 1831 to 1837. He subsequently was an actor, lingerie maker, and bookkeeper, before opening a studio in Brest in 1849. In 1854 he patented the carte-de-visite, and also invented a multi-lens camera for multiple exposures in a single negative. He died deaf, blind and destitute.

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  • Title: Duc de Coimbra
  • Creator: André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
  • Date Created: ca. 1860
  • Location Created: France, Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: w6 x h9.5 cm (Image)
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Public Domain, George Eastman House Collections
  • Medium: albumen print, un-cut carte-de-visite sheet
  • Place Part Of: Europe
  • Materials Extent: complete
  • Inscriptions: verso (in pencil): Duc de Coimbre [illeg.] 59769 / Album / folio 41V
  • Credit line: Museum Collection
  • Credit Line Source: George Eastman House
  • Credit Line Extent: complete