The back of the card
Above is a specimen card, onto which carte de visite
photos would be mounted. This card is offered at 6s 8d per 1,000
(i.e. 3,000 cards for £1). It seems a little thicker than would be
normal for the 1860s and is described as "Quality 101".
Surprisingly, no manufacturer's name and address is given.
The front of the card
Cartes de visite were normally used for studio
portraits, but here is a landscape.
The photograph is dated 22 August 1862.
The photographer is not named, but the view is identified as Queen
Mary's Castle, Loch Leven, Kinross - the castle, on an island in
the loch where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for a year
Loch Leven is in the County of Fife, to the
North of Edinburgh, about half way to Perth.