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Hercules & Diomedes: Carte de Visite


Object size: 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Image size: 3 x 4 inches
Image paper: Silver gelatin print, Oriental Fiber
Object paper: Varied heavyweight paper
Unique edition of 8, plus 1 artist proof.


Only one of each color available. See them all here.

Cartes de visite were popular in France during the 1850's and 1860's. There small size made them popular for easy trade and delivery. In a queer historical context, these cards symbolized a way of communication of desire that allowed men to share and experience their suppressed sexuality privately.