Seven Carte de Vistes of Maori Peoples, New Zealand, ca. 1860s
each 2 1/2in (6.4cm) by 4in (10cm)
Between the 1860s and 1880s, collecting cartes de visites became popular as multiple copies could be produced and they were easy to mail to families and friends living in other countries. European curiosity with the South Pacific cultures created a lucrative market for images of the Maori people.