PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL WEARING A CONFIRMATION GOWN IN DIJON, FRANCE

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This cartes de visite portrait features a pretty young girl wearing her confirmation gown and holding a cross on a chain and bible. She is wearing white gloves and a necklace with a pendant. It appears that she has a small purse hanging from the front of her dress. This cdv photograph was taken by L. Bertrand at his studio in Dijon, France. Dijon is the capital city of the Burgundy region in eastern France. This area is one of the leading wine producing regions in France.

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Published in: on April 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. The occasion could be the young girl’s Confirmation, but I think it more likely the photo commemorates her First Holy Communion. That is a rosary draped across her wrist, and most likely a missal, not a Bible she is holding. To this day, most little girls receive a gift set of a rosary, missal, purse and devotional scapular from their parents or other close relation, for use on this special day. (I still have my set after 60 years).

  2. Thank you for your explanation about the religious objects in this cdv portrait. I appreciate the illumination you provided.


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