Alicia Victurienne de Rochechouart-Mortemart

Some information about her is available here.

Disdéri patented the carte de visite process in 1854.

Duchess Alice's dress is not made with luxurious fabric; it may be made of linen. She appears to be wearing a bodice with buttons and pagoda sleeves. There may be a crinoline that keeps the skirt unfolded.

Keywords:  Disdéri, Duchess, French, hurluberlu coiffure, veil, lace, bows, high neckline, pagoda sleeves, cuffs, under-sleeves, buttons, vee waistline, full skirt, over-skirt, wrap

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