This hand colored carte de visite shows a junior naval officer wearing his sword belt.
This naval officer wearing dress frock with shoulder epaulettes, and wearing his sword belt, poses in studio in the year of 1869. Although there is no photographer back mark, a U.S. Revenue stamp was applied and cancelled by the photograph, and he also recorded the year date.
Hard to say if this were ever framed as the only wear is at the top of the image.
Overall the colors are great.
Carte de visite size, 2 5/8 x 4 inches approximately with the top lightly trimmed.
From the Michael McAfee Collection.