White was a photographer in Edinburgh (1880-83).
cartes de visite
Gem portraits, which he also described as Tinplate
American Portraits. These were very small prints, in cut-out ovals on green card, the whole card being
carte de visite size.
Four different positions taken
and finished in a few minutes”
are the front and back of a White's Gem Portrait. The small tintype photo
has been stuck to the back of the cardboard mount with the label advertising
White's American Portraits, 75 Princes Street,
opposite National Gallery. The rust from the back of the
tintype can be seen through the label.
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