A series of ten poses entitled "Série des roses." Two identical sets, each kept in a sleeve, show the sitter in a ball gown striking different poses. One set remains as the camera photographed it (2005.100.387.1-.10); the other shows the retouchings intended by the Countess, indicated by bands of paper pinned onto the photographs (2005.100.388.1-.10). These alterations were faithfully transferred to the negatives.
On the cover page of the sleeve containing the retouched photographs there is a list of titles that reads like a last farewell to a fashionable life: "Série des Roses / de Passy / des Tulieries / de Compiègne / du Caffé Voisin / de Boulogne / de 1856 à 1895..." This is followed by an aide-mémoire: "Same dress / pink silk Pompadour / black gauze peignoir / fresh roses / curly blonde [wig]." [PA; "La Divine Comtesse", p. 185-6]