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An opossum

An opossum

A cabinet card portrait of an Australian opossum. The photograph has been inscribed on the negative with the animal's name, 'Valmy'.

A caption printed recto in the lower margin in gold reads: 'Wishing you / A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'.

An inked inscription on the reverse of the mount reads: 'for Master / Thomas Edward / With love from / Aunty Emily / Xmas & New Years /greetings / 1893'.

Photographer unidentified.

Code: 125596
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