One Of The BEST Navy Images We’ve Had!
The one thing this image lacks currently is no identification, but no doubt that will come to surface with some research.
The image shows a navy commander leaning against a pillar with his left arm propped up near his extended telescope. He has drawn his sword and holds it at the same angle of his body. The cap is slightly tipped upward and canted to the right. A sword belt wrapped around his frock coat completes the look.
The photographer’s backmark is “J.F. Ryder, Cleveland, O.”
The initials “E.P.” are written in period ink on the upper left corner of the reverse side.
Excellent photo quality. A little wear to the mount corners.
A super Navy image!
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