The French government gave too much attention to that other guy, Mr. Daguerre, so the picture on the other side of this paper is that of Mr. Bayard who drowned himself.

He once made a self portrait showing him having drown with the caption on the back.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippolyte_Bayard


Which bring to mind this poem

http://www.artofeurope.com/smith/smi1.htm