Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller
A "carte de visite" doesn't meet USPS postcard dimensions. Essentially it's a 6x9 contact print. If it was done on a 4x5 paper, then it could be mailed as a postcard.
Now, how do you figure that a carte de visite could beat Instagram? (Remember: the current year is 2012, not 1850. In the intervening 172 years, people have become rather blase about photographs.)
Well perhaps we all might learn something by emulating a historic procedure.
“The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”