Original CDV photo of Mademoiselle Finette (real name Josephine Durwend,) a cancan dancer who performed at the notorius Bal Mabille dance hall in Paris. She had a reputation for drunkenness.... And was also a prostitute.This CDV was taken in 1867, the same year she was listed in the courtesans' directory "Les Joyeuses Dames de Paris". Those black spots in the background are age-related, but the one on her upper lip was a natural "beauty mark" that she would enlarge with makeup when performing.
Minus the small spots mentioned, this rare CDV is in very good or better antique condition. Dimensions are 4" x 2.5". This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs".The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.