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The card is titled A Strange Monster … What is it? and is by Joseph Lendon Berry. Photographer. 1 Market Street, Aberdare. c.1880.

Unfortunately it has fairly obvious condition issues - I like to think that it was so terrifying someone in the past has tried to destroy it!

Christopher Crellen

ATG subscriber and Yorkshire-based collector of books and works on paper

Solution: rotate 90 degrees to reveal a dog sleeping in its basket – albeit hard to make out because of the condition