Recently I was privileged to receive a digital copy of Louise Vitry’s son, Achille Courcelle.
The photo is very interesting because of it’s striking pose. In many photos from this time, the subject was very stiff and quite nervous looking due to the novelty of the technology and the length of time the subject had to hold the pose while the extended exposure was taken. Mr. Courcelle has an easy, relaxed, open pose. Also note the gold watch chain.