Talking to a Skeleton
CDV-format albumen print of a man gesturing at a skeleton seated in writing pose, circa 1880 by Alphonse Bernoud, Lyon, France. With photographer's imprint front and on reverse reading "Photographie Genre Camee / Imitation Email... / Maisons a Naples, Florence & Livourne / Alphonese Bernoud... / Rue des Archers 2 / Angle de la Rue St. Dominique / Lyon..." ( Inventory# id811 )
Image has some fading in areas and many worn, indented, or rough spots on its surface, visible in raking light.
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