Alex. Finlayson, 180 West Princes St., 1879 - 1883

Three very similar cdv designs, the sequence of which is not at all clear. The first shown above carries a rather poor, much spotted, image on a square cornered card. The second looks a later framing, and has employed a different finishing process on a round cornered card. This print is starting to deteriorate round the edges, and separate from the backing card, a problem associated with some of the developments of the carbon printing processes such as chromotypes. The image on the third below looks the earliest of the three, although the design on the back is more ornate than those above, and starting to show the filigree spirals often found in the early 1880s.

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