carte-de-visite photograph

carte-de-visite photograph


Studio photograph of family group, probably mother, father and two sons. Boy is wearing single breasted jacket with collar, trousers and shoes or boots. Young man has side parted hair and side whiskers. He is wearing lounge suit with single breasted jacket, necktie tied in a bow. Father has side parted hair, moustache and full beard. He is wearing military uniform with double breasted jacket with single chevron near cuff. His jacket is trimmed at cuffs and at edge of jacket near fastening. He is wearing a belt and military medals on his chest. He is holding his hat and sword in his left hand. Seated woman has centre parted hair worn behind ears. She is wearing a lace shawl. Her bodice is tightly fitting and she is wearing full, pleated skirt. Studio backdrop is plain, rug on floor. Inscribed on reverse "Occup Costume / Military / 1862 / Captn Gill and / family".

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carte-de-visite photograph

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image: 10.2cm x 6.4cm

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