We can see from this scene that parents have overreacted to teenage behavior since at least the 1850s. A girl and a boy lounge in the grass. A basket of wildflowers lies at the girl’s feet. The boy innocently offers her a small bouquet. Meanwhile, the girl’s father discovers them and charges through the bushes with a rake, looking upset. Parents can be so uptight!
This carte-de-visite was made by the studio of Furne Fils & H. Tournier in Paris. The partners were Charles Furne (1794-1859), his son Charles Paul Furne (1824-1880), and Henri Alexis Omer Tournier. The J. Paul Getty Museum has a small collection of stereographs made by the studio, mostly landscape views, which date to 1858-1861. The Art Institute of Chicago has two CDVs which the museum’s website says were made between 1860 and 1869, after the senior Furne had died.