CDV-format albumen print of a Cairo mendicant or blind man with a ragged sack over his shoulder, by Hippolyte Deliť, Cairo, circa 1865. Card imprinted front "H. Deliť & Cie. Phot." and on reverse "Photographie Universelle / H. Deliť & Cie. / Caire (Egypte) / Succursale de la maison Pierson / Photographe de l'Emperor / Boulevart des Capucines, 3. / Paris." ( Inventory# ic124.03 )
Dressed in ragged garb, this man's eyes also have a strange look, as if they might be closed, so that this card may be an example of the "blind beggar".
A small "dig" to card at top edge, left of center.
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