Carte-de-visite of a small child

Scope and Content

Very yellowed Carte-de-visite of a black and white photograph of a toddler, with dark cropped hair, wearing a black dress and a white apron with pleat and frill detail. He is sitting on the arm of a chaise or settee, holding a toy. Very discoloured, the photograph is mounted on card with printed text underneath and on the reverse, along with two coats of arms.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Photograph extremely discoloured to a brownish yellow, and with many tiny abrasions to the surface which give it a dullness. Creased top right corner. Some deposits of dirt and damage to the surface (probably caused by damp) in small patches. Build up of dirt on bottom edge. Extensive treatment needed. Production method: albumen print, hand cut and mounted.

Related Material

Note: identical to 7KDC/K/10/5, but in much worse condition.