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Notes on this view:

This late nineteenth century studio portrait is mounted to a carte de visite, a 4 ¼ x 2 ½ inch card. Cartes de visite were introduced in the 1850s and became a very popular format in the 1860s. The carte de visite was less popularly used beginning in the 1870s with the introduction of the cabinet card format. While late nineteenth century cartes de visite are relatively rare, a wide variety of photographic processes available at the time can be found mounted to these cards.

Notice the painted backdrop depicts an outdoor scene and the plants in the foreground make the image appear as if it were taken outside. This is a common studio setup throughout the nineteenth century.