Today’s CdV features two boys, one in particular because he is holding a rifle. He is dressed in a fine suit of clothes: short pants, velvet trimmed collar on his coat, white blouse, fine shoes. His brother has a nice plaid dress that won’t show much dirt at all, little drawers peeping out from under the skirt and tiny boots.
The photographer was L. Maerz of Berlin, Badstrasse 69. I have some other art pieces that say “atelier” the same as the back of this CdV – photog atelier – and discovered the word means “workshop” in relation to art or artistry. So I suppose in this case the translation is something like “photographic artist.”