Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • 19th Century Carte de Visite (Communion Girl with Blue Sash)

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    This 19th century sepia-tone carte-de-visite (4.125" high by 2.5" wide) shows a young girl in her Communion outfit with ruffled sleeves and hem on her dress, white veil, flowered tiara, and a long sash which has been hand-painted in pale blue.  Her long hair has been worked into ringlets, two of which peek out from her veil.  She holds a dark prayer book in both her hands, which lean against the top of a tufted chair.  She seems to be looking towards the camera, although her eyes appear to be slightly crossed.  The back of the card reads: "E. H. Alley  Photographer, 324 Superior St  Bet Oak & Orange Sts.  TOLEDO, OHIO."  In good condition, although there is some light brown staining along the edges.