The History of Photography
Daguerreotypes were invented by Louis Daguerre in 1839.
Ambrotypes were introduced by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851
and reached their peak popularity between 1855 and 1860.
Tintypes became popular during the Civil War
because it was possible for soldiers to send them to their families through the mail.
The Carte de Visite was introduced in 1854
by Andre Adolphe Disderi.
The cabinet card was introduced as a larger format albumen
print by Windsor & Bridge in London in 1863.