Christmas 2018 brought me three new carte de visite photographs, one from Sebastapol by M. Mazur, one by B. Notkovich from Slomin, Belarus, and the third from the studio of Done & Ball in London. Also included was a cabinet card from the studio of B. Federov in St Petersburgh. As can be seen below, the cartes from Slomin and London have an ecclesiastical flavour, showing a Rabbi and a Roman Cathlic bishop. The other two images are of young children, two of whom have halo-shaped hats, and a small baby perched precariously on a shelf unit.
These images are the photograph of the Slomin Rabbi and the reverse side showing the photographer’s details, written in Cyrillic script.
An un-named Catholic bishop wearing his distinctive biretta, This image was taken by Done and Ball of Baker Street, London.