A scribe and his client
Giorgio Conrad of Naples
A carte-de-visite showing a scribe and his client seated at a wooden table in the shade of a large umbrella. A sign hanging from the front of the table reads ‘Si traduce il francese’ [English: ‘French translated here’].
Even to this day, in societies with low literacy rates street-corner letter-writers and readers may be found offering the same service.
Photographed by Giorgio Conrad of Naples.
Condition: both the print and the mount are in excellent condition.
Dimensions: the dimensions of a standard carte-de-visite are approximately 4.1" by 2.5" (10.5 cm by 6.3 cm).