This cabinet card is a portrait of a pretty woman in Franzensbad, Czechoslovakia. The woman is well dressed and her dress includes a high lace collar, lace sleeves and features a ribbon around her waist. Printed on the reverse of the cabinet card is the name “Bernard Wachtl”.  Wachtl was an Austrian lithographer whose printing firm was located in Vienna. He was active mainly in the latter half of the 19th century. He designed and printed the logos of photographic studios that were printed on the verso of cabinet cards. To view other work by Wachtl, click on the category of Lithographer: Bernard Wachtl) The photographer of this image is F. Hahnisch.   SOLD

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  1. The lace is amazing. Very nice photo.

  2. Till 1918 was the town of Franzensbad (iCzech Františkovy Lázně) in Austria-Hungary. Bernard Wachtl was well known litographer and later also the merchant with the photographic equipment in Vienna. I have one card made by the Eisenschiml & Wachtl company for the photographic studio Strommmeyer & Heymanm in Cairo, Egypt:

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