André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (French, Paris 1819–1889 Paris)
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Not on view
Inscription: Each with paper insert giving negative numbers, name of sitter, and date of sitting
Maurice Levert collection; Disderi Archive; (Pescheteau-Badin, Godeau & Leroy, Paris, Lot 185, January 28, 1995); Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York
McCauley, Elizabeth Anne. A. A. E. Disdéri and the Carte de Visite Portrait Photograph. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.
Aubenas, Sylvie. "Le petit monde de Disdéri." Etudes photographiques 3 (1997). pp. 26–41.
Groom, Gloria, ed. Impressionism, Fashion, & Modernity. Chicago: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. pp. 302-3.
Includes portraits of Deslions, Finette, Gesing, Gouffard, Hermann, Keller, Laperrine, Laurenty, Lecomte, Leon, Mangin, Musard, Ozy, Price, Richardson, Ricci, Sande, Soubise, Van Dyck, Walter
The Disderi Archive is of unparallel interest for the history of photography, society and fashion. Most of the albums in the sale were pre-empted by the French Museums (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Orsay, Musée de l'Armee, Compiegne etc.)
Maurice Levert (1858-1944) assembled an outstanding collection on the military history of the Second Empire, and received the Disdéri Archive from General Rebora.