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A carte-de-visite portrait of Cetywayo , king of the Zulus, taken on... News Photo1880-1889,19th Century Style,Adult,Africa,Archival,Cape Town,Human Interest,Kwazulu-Natal,Men,Naked,Passenger,People,Portrait,Publication,South Africa,Vertical,Victorian Style,ZuluPhotographer Collection: SSPL SSPL/National Media MuseumUNSPECIFIED - SEPTEMBER 03: A carte-de-visite portrait of Cetywayo (c1836-1884), king of the Zulus, taken on board the S.S. Natal by Crewes & Van Laun, Cape Town, South Africa and published by Marion & Co, London in about 1880. A carte-de-visite is a photograph mounted on a piece of card the size of a formal visiting card of the 1850s - hence the name. The format was introduced by the French photographer Andre-Adolphe-Eugene Disderi (1819-1889) in 1854. As well as family portraits, commercial cartes of celebrities such as politicians, royalty and popular personalities were published. The craze for collecting celebrity cartes-de-visite in albums reached its peak during the 1860s but the format remained popular until the beginning of the twentieth century. The backs of cartes-de-visite were normally printed with the photographer's name and address. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)