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Cairo Mendicant
Opening: $30
Hammer Price: $36
SOLD
Skylight Gallery 27
October 2008

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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