Anonymous Family Group
Medium Daguerreotype (1/4 plate)
Mount in passe-partout mount
Photo Date 1850c Print Date 1850c
Dimensions 0 x 0 in. (0 x 0 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
This scan does little justice to the trio it depicts. A small boy dominates the center of the image. He is rendered clearly wearing a white lace collar and pantaloons. His mother (to the right) is less clear. She holds his hand over the page of a favorite book. The father is the other prominent presence in this image. Legs crossed, hand tucked in his vest, and arm raised with a cigar between his fingers, he is the epitome of the petit-bourgeois.
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