John Ballantine - Photographer 1825-1891

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Patented in 1854 by the French photographer André Disdérii, the carte de visite portrait involved a multi-lensed camera taking a number of small images which were then cut up and pasted onto small card mounts measuring 6.5 x 10cm.

These portraits were all taken in the artist's studio at 23 Ayr Road, Cumnock - which is now a private house. They were taken between 1860 and 1890. Most of these people are unidentified and If you can identify anyone or if you spot an ancestor please contact us and we will give you a free copy!

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All images from Bobby Grierson and copyright ©.