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What it is:
Carte de Visite (CDV) measuring 2.5 x 4 inches.
What I know about it:
Photographer is B. F. Hale of Rochester, New York. Otherwise no information.
This one is obviously pretty damaged, but I figured the dress alone made it worth sharing. I’m intrigued, as I have been before with similar CDVs, by the image’s framing. With the chair and her dress, the bottom two thirds of the picture is visually very dense and busy, while the top third is nearly empty. Was this intentional? Presumably so. By the way, the photographer’s logo on the back just gives the location as “75 Main St., Roch.”. I had to search the internet for another photo by the same photographer, showing a newer logo that spelled out “Rochester, N.Y.”, to be sure which of the many American towns named Rochester this one was.