Photographer: A. Simson, Buffalo, New York., Circa mid 1870s.
CDV Of U.S. Engineer Officer In Full Dress. Note the wearing of rank insignia on the collar; not often seen in photographs this of era. Circa mid 1870s.
Photographer: A. Simson, Buffalo, New York.
This officer is quite possibly (but not certain) William Roscoe Livermore. I have just acquired a lot of West Point images and I have a few other of him listed privately. I know he was active at one point in his career in mapping the Great Lakes, and this was in the time that corresponds to having this photo taken in Buffalo.
A great photo showing his knots with F & S rank; note also the rank on the point of the collar.
Fine condition and a quality image.
From the Michael McAfee Collection.