Beautiful Child Actress CDV by Charles Eisenmann of NY. This little girl sits politely looking foward with a book in her hand in a naval themed dressed. Circa 1865. Superio CDV with Eisenmann's logo mount verso and photographic stamp mount verso. a Few small marks near her shoulder; otherwise fine.
Eisenmann, a German immigrant, opened his studio on the Bowery in 1879 and soon began to photograph the many entertainers and personalities who came to the neighborhood to perform at the theatres and dime museums that dominated the area. Famed for his portraits of sideshow freaks and even P.T. Barnum himself in 1885.(see 'Monsters Of The Gilded Age - The Photographs of Chas. Eisenmann' by Michael Mitchell, Gage Publishing 1979)
In Eisenmann's block the New York Museum (210 Bowery) featured, in person, The Ford Brothers who shot down Jesse James - perhaps this group appeared there as well.
$50 No. 3731