This Carte de Visite features an adorable child displaying a skeptical but very inquisitive expression. The toddler is sitting on a chair and wearing a short gown with strings across his/her shoulders. The child’s attire would be unacceptable today due to safety concerns. The photograph was taken by Jean Emile Dessendier of Roanne, a city in central France. The cdv was produced in 1889 or later as evidenced by the printing on the bottom border of the photograph which states that Dessendier won a photography medal at the 1889 Exposition at the University of Paris.  (SOLD)

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  1. I believe the photographer won a medal at the “Exposition Universelle 1889” in Paris or the 1889 World’s Fair. This fair was held in Paris and featured Mr Eiffel’s tower and commemorated 100 years of the French Revolution. “Univ” refers to “Universelle” and not “University” Hope this helps –Erik

    • Thank you so much for the correction and explanation.

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