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May 08, 2013
Rare Carte de Visite of a Federal Soldier and a Boy
This image is unique in that it is virtually unknown in period portraits (Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, or CDVs) to have a subject sitting on the floor. Almost always they were photographed in chairs or standing.
 Actually a Federal enlisted man, likely Western theater with knee high boots, black slouch hat on his lap and smoking a clap pipe. Wears enlisted nine button frock coat. Seated on the floor at his side , with his head leaning against the soldier’s shoulder is a boy no more than 8-10 years old. Wears forage cap with rain cover and the visor turned up, four button blouse with sleeves rolled up. Light colored trousers and one foot visible wearing what appears to be a standard Jefferson bootee.
Original image found on Heritage Auctions. Image Credit: Historical Boy’s Clothing

Rare Carte de Visite of a Federal Soldier and a Boy

This image is unique in that it is virtually unknown in period portraits (Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, or CDVs) to have a subject sitting on the floor. Almost always they were photographed in chairs or standing.

 Actually a Federal enlisted man, likely Western theater with knee high boots, black slouch hat on his lap and smoking a clap pipe. Wears enlisted nine button frock coat. Seated on the floor at his side , with his head leaning against the soldier’s shoulder is a boy no more than 8-10 years old. Wears forage cap with rain cover and the visor turned up, four button blouse with sleeves rolled up. Light colored trousers and one foot visible wearing what appears to be a standard Jefferson bootee.

Original image found on Heritage Auctions. Image Credit: Historical Boy’s Clothing

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