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    Posted 3 years ago

    scottvez
    (891 items)

    This carte de visite shows an often repeated 19th century scene-- the death of a child.

    In the 19th century child mortality rates were high and most families experienced the loss of a child or two due to disease.

    This 1860s cdv was photographed by Schoenberg of Cincinnati Ohio and shows the departed child in a small carriage.

    Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      A very sad CDV indeed! Very sad how so many children, as well as adults, were lost to illness and decease back then.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting scott-- appreciate you taking the time!

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks jlmam and fort.

      scott
    4. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 years ago
      Very sad. It seems morbid today, with photos being so easy to come by, but I can quite understand the family wanting a reminder of their loved one.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Agree-- very sad.

      Thanks for looking fran.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks much spirit.

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks much film.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks rico-- sad view but gives insight into the 19th century.

      scott

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