In the late nineteenth century, photographic and photomechanical reproduction were becoming increasingly popular for commercial use.The collotype, one of the most commercially successful photomechanical processes, was introduced in 1855 by the French photographer and chemical engineer Alphonse-Louis Poitevin.
But close examination of the supposed nighttime view almost always shows much brighter detail than would have been visible if the view had been originally photographed after the sun had set.In 1946 they were acquired by the May Company and subsequently changed hands and names a number of times. By 1883 Kaulfuss moved emigrated from Frankfort to Peanang where he set up a studio. He published black & white pioneer cards consisting of eight sets of California scenes and one set depicting Yellowstone National Park. Kayser is suspected of using stolen photographic images for his cards. He began his career working at the photo studio of A. Lamartiniere producing carte de visite portraits and some views around Sydney.He published many of his views of Maylay as printed postcards in tinted collotype. His portrait work of Aborigines for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 led to his appointment as the official photographer to the Governor of New South Wales in 1890.Some of these portraits were also made as real photo postcards.A publisher of regional view-cards capturing scenes from Virginia to Pennsylvania.