This sepia-toned cabinet card of a young girl in her first communion dress was taken by Leon Fremault of Brussels. French was the first official language of this country and notice that the spelling for Brussels on the front is in French as well as all the text on the back. This card is not typical 4x6 inch-cabinet card size; it is smaller measuring just over 2.5 inches by about 4.25. The deep red and gold embossed seal adds an extra special touch to an already precious photo. I have included scans and also several photos. Held at an angle, you can see scratches but looking straight at the card, it looks fine with just a few white specks here and there. I recommend that you push your chair a couple of feet away from the computer monitor for a more realistic idea of what the item will look like in hand. It is difficult to make out in the photos but I have tried to show (despite the reflective glossy finish) that this photo is also lightly beveled creating a curved frame inset around the girl's portrait. This item dates from the turn of the century and for its age is in beautiful condition.
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