|...the Chasseurs D'Afrique. De la Salle served with the Legion in Mexico during Napoleon III's attempt to turn that county
into a French colony.
This Carte de Visite is clearly a copy of an earlier photograph although based upon the thinness of the card mount the copy
itself must date from the 1860's or at the latest the very early 1870' s- only a few years after France's incursion into Mexico.
One wonders if De la Salle survived his posting to Mexico - the graveyard of French Colonial aspirations in North America.
Many thanks to Troy Thompson for helping with the translation of the photograph's inscription.
Carte de Visite