CDV of a girl and a boy

By: usermattw

Jun 27 2019

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Category: Children, Pairs

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What it is:

Carte de visite (CDV) measuring 2.5 x 4 inches.

 

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.

 

Comments:

Back in the day (I’m guessing this photo is in the ballpark of 150 years old), the exposure times required by the available camera equipment could be so long that contraptions called posing stands were used to help keep people still while they were being photographed. You can see the bottoms of two posing stands behind these children, indicating their use here.   Sometimes people managed to look relaxed and natural in their poses, even when held in place by a stand.  But these kids look a bit more more like pinned specimens.

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