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  • Our voices as we called the cartes seemed now and then to me like a discourtesy to the peace and order of the night.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • Sheriff Substitute rode through the village once a month to spend a night over the "cartes" with his friend the General, he too only laughed and rode on.

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • “Um, gracias… Mon cartes…” She held up a card and pointed at the other cards sticking out of the boy's fingers.


  • Business cards and cartes de visites suggest that commercial studios thrived in many port cities.

    Chinese Behind the Lens

  • Here is a fascinating slideshow of cabinet cards, postcards, or cartes de visite from 1900 Germany.

    Boing Boing

  • As was the custom of the times, the studio's photographs were reprinted on tiny cards called "cartes de visite," making his work greatly accessible.

    Mathew Brady's photographs made a president, captured reality of Civil War

  • Barefooted and clad only in swim trunks (it is too hot for clothing), my busy-bodied better half is mumbling something about cards ... cartes de visite.


  • After the Oz material, the catalogue's remaining pages offer a look at Avi's real name, a signed first edition of Dr. Seuss's And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, Sherwood Anderson's copy of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, and a "Group of 7 different cartes-de-visite of cartoons depicting Jefferson Davis dressed as a woman."

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Jens looked baleful, but then relented and produced two cartes de résidence with the names “Philippe Martel, servant” and “Andrew Ogbourne, traveler” carefully inscribed, as well as their lodgings near Les Halles.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Barefooted and clad only in swim trunks it is too hot for clothing, my busy-bodied better half is mumbling something about cards... cartes de visite.

    Bon Appétit!


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