Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week, 1/7/15 Carte de Visite: Jean-Baptiste Etienne c. 1864

As a companion to the carte de visite previously highlighted this image of Jean-Baptiste Etienne appears to have been taken very close in time to the other image recently purchased. This interior shot was undoubtedly taken at the maison-mere on the rue de Sevres. The chair on which Etienne rests his hand is the same chair as in the previous photograph. The chair is still preserved at the maison-mere. Interestingly, the Empire style chair is also featured in one of the monumental paintings by Bro. Francois Carbonnier that are in display in the tribune of the mother house chapel.

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