Albumen print, probably early 1870s.
3¾ x 2 ½ inches
Simon Cooke Collection
This portrait of an elegant young woman shown in profile is a departure from the usual carte, which is usually full-length. The lighting of the face and lace collar is of a high order and represents one of the best of Ralston’s productions.
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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