Invented in the 1850s, hyalotypes were used in “Magic Lanterns” where their positive images on glass plates were projected onto screens.They were widely popular until modern slides came along in the 1950s.The physical properties a photograph is made of, is another subject to learn.The photo could be mounted on stiff or thin decorated cardboard, paper, copper or glass.Introduced in the 1850s in Paris, France by Andre Adolphe Eugene Disderi, CDVs were very popular in both the United States and Europe until the turn of the 20th century.
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Daguerreotypes were produced on a thin copper metal support that had a polished coating of silver that was mirror-like.
Daguerreotypes were sealed in glass for protection.
Most of the surviving photographs from the 19th century are on albumen paper.
Albumen prints were often mounted on cardboard carte-de-viste (CDVs).