Cartes de visite are small photographs mounted
on card measuring about 3.5 ins x 2.25 ins.
Here are is a carte de visite from the the studios of
Parisian Photo Co. The addresses of their studios on the back of the
carte de visite are given as:
- 75 Princes Street, Edinburgh
- 45 Bernard Street, Leith
According to the trade directories, Parisian Photo Co
had studios at 75 Princes Street from 1887 until 1914, but they only
had their Leith studio for one year, 1889 - so presumably this photo was
taken around 1889.
I'm not sure whether the child in this photo is a
small girl or boy.
The remains of the tissue paper that used to protect
the photo can still be seen attached to the top of the back of the card
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