|The poignant inscription on the reverse of this French carte makes it clear that the little boy is not actually dead yet, but is in the process of dying. The inked inscription reads 'Raymond / mourant à 4 ans' [Raymond / dying at the age of 4]. Somehow there is an ocean of sadness in that present participle.
The name of the photographer is Malet and the photograph was taken at Tournon.
condition: Very fine, with only a few minor blemishes outside the area of the vignette.
price: not for sale
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