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London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company [Attributed to] 
He is gone 
1850s (late) 
  
Stereocard, detail 
Private collection of John Hannavy 
© John Hannavy Picture Collection 
  
 
LL/37243 
  
The child is holding an ambrotype or daguerreotype, supposedly of her recently deceased father, while mother points towards heaven. Many mid-Victorian out-of-work actors found work in posing for these genre cards. 
 
 
  

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