The First Prayer


Front: Relief carving of a tadpole-like flower bud? set within a quarter-round cornered rectangle.
Rear: Albumen print carte-de-visite photograph of a print titled “THE FIRST PRAYER” is inset under glass at center. The glass seems to be a later replacement.
Spine: Polished surface without decoration.
Foredge: Recessed but flat, polished surface.

Date of ca. 1870 based on the probable date of the carte-de-visite.

  • Dateca. 1870
  • MediumMarble, white with albumen print carte-de-visite inset on back
  • Dimensions (inches)5 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 1 1/8

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