In the late 1800s, there were a lot of immigrants coming to America from all over Europe, including Germany. Often, they brought little with them except for what they could carry. This carte de viste print of a husband and wife is very, very worn, and was probably dearly cherished. It's a tragedy that it has since lost its family. The back of the photo includes the photographer's imprint, "E. Schink, Photographisches Melier, Essen."