It shows Sous Lieutenant De la Salle
who also served as a
Maréchal de Logis (sergeant) inthe 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
Unknown Photographer
Unknown Location
c. 1860's