This is a 19th Century Carte de Visite by Andrew B Paxton of a Young Girl. Andrew B Paxton (1833-1902) was a photographer in Albany, OR who established his first photo studio with Mr. Thompson in 1859. He is also known to have collaborated with the photographer James G Crawford beginning in 1886. He left and returned to the business several times over his career. His ads claimed that "Children's Likenesses taken with care." It is believed that this photograph was taken some time between 1859 and 1886. Measuring 3.75" high by 2.25" wide (mounted on 4.125"x2.5" pale gray board with rounded corners), the sepia toned photograph shows the upper half of a young girl leaning on a fringed balustrade, looking off to the left of the photograph. She is unsmiling and holds her left hand over her right with one finger extended. She is dressed in a multi-ruffled dress with white collar and cuffs. Her long hair is parted in the middle and pulled back on top. The back of the card has a still life illustration of a view camera, palette, brushes, mortar and pestle, and framed photograph and the words "A. B. Paxton, Photographer and Artist, Albany, Oregon" (all in deep pink). This 19th Century Carte de Visite by Andrew B Paxton of a Young Girl is in Very Good condition with no damage or wear.