Louis Riel Carte de Visite Certificat Ressemblance Parfait (Certified "true likeness")
Winnipeg, Manitoba [St Vital], Abraham Guay, at the office of the Minister of Agriculture, 1886. 3.5 x 4.75" albumen photo of a painting of Riel, on a 4.25 x 6.5" card. Under the photo is a declaration of the authenticity of the likeness, in French, roughly translated to: "We, the undersigned, declare and certify that this photograph is the true copy of the portrait of Louis ‘David’ Riel, as per the original as owned by Abraham Guay. Signed Widow Julie Riel; Joseph Riel; Alexander Riel; Widow Marguerite Riel; Octavie Lavallee; Henriette Poitras. Date at St. Vital, January 12, 1886. I certify that the portrait of Louis Riel, as shown to me by M. Guay, is a perfect resemblance. Signed John Lee. Montreal, 24 February, 1886." Right corners chipped, crease to top left corner; else very good. .
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