Early Victorian Christmas carte de visite. It shows a group of happy Victorians dancing to ‘Roger de Coverley’, which was a traditional English and Scottish country dance. The name refers to a fox, and the dance’s steps are reminiscent of a hunted fox going in and out of cover. An early version was published in The Dancing Master, 9th edition (1695)[ It was mentioned in Charles Dickens’ ‘Christmas Carol’ of 1843.
Own scan from original carte de visite.