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Woman With Robinson Viewer
Shelbyville, Indiana

A crisp carte-de-viste, mid to late 1860's. The full length view of the youg woman was taken by "J.R. Tatman, Photograph and Fine Art Gallery, Shelbyville, Ind." (imprinted on reverse).

Her left hand rests on the end of a carte-de-visite viewer known as a Robinson's Viewer. The unit held a number of cdv's in openings on a belt; the belt was advanced by turning knobs on the front of the viewer, and images could be displayed in both "windows" of the viwer. The unit was patented c. 1865.

A crisp, Excellent image utilizing a nice backdrop; the young woman is identified on the image as "Mary C. Hilligoss." $275.00