Carte-de-visite of a small child

Scope and Content

Carte-de-visite of a black and white photograph of a toddler sitting on a chair. He is wearing a dark dress with smocking detail on the front, black shoes with white socks, and has short curly hair. He is sitting back-to-front on an upholstered chair, with his legs dangling over the back of the seat. Taken against a studio photographer's screen. Brown in tone, the photograph is mounted on card with printed text underneath and on the reverse, along with a coat of arms.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Discoloured to a brownish tone. Some scratches to the surface. Tiny black ink flecks, and one patch of black bottom right quarter (possibly an abrasion to the surface leaving white,which was filled in with black ink). Build up of dirt bottom edge, and grease / damp mark bottom left corner. Production method: albumen print, hand cut and mounted.