Two uniformed workers in this fine occupational carte-de-visite pose for their portrait in the doorway of a building with the street number 194. They may be working on the premises, or just completed work. One man wears an apron and holds tools that may indicate his profession as a plumber. A fascinating document of German professions, pre-August Sander.
Elaborate studio stamp on verso reads: Photographisches Atelier von GUSTAV MERKER BITTER. FELD.
Bitter-feld is a modern-day city in Germany that has a large industrial base, north of Leipzig.
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Medium Vintage Albumen Print/ CD-V
Photo Date 1875c Print Date 1875c
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.25 in. (89 x 57 mm)
Photo Country Germany
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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