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.
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Feb 6, 2012 11:52 AM
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