|This highly ornamented Carte de Visite shows an unidentified member of the 4 Regiment de Tirailleurs. The
prominant display of the soldiers' bayonet is typical of French military photographs of the era. The French placed a
high degree of importance on the use of the bayonet in battle and it shows up in photographs so often and often
times in the absence of any other weapons that it seems that the French actually considered the rifles that
the bayonets attached as the secondary weapon.
Carte de Visite
C. de Castro - Photographer
Sousse-Tunisie, Tunisia, North Africa