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The family of St Vincent de Paul

The family of St Vincent de Paul

A carte-de-visite portrait showing the nearest living descendants of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), probably photographed in the mid-1860s.

The date - 24 April 1864 - printed recto in the lower margin refers to the dedication of the rebuilt birthplace of Vincent de Paul at Pouy in Landes, traditionally called the Berceau. The 24th of April was also the anniversary of the saint's birth.

Photographer unidentified.

Code: 123421
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