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USA: Massachusetts, Boston
Photograph on paper mounted on board
Gift in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
Sepia-toned carte-de-visite photograph of Masonic Scottish Rite member. Half-length seated portrait of man wearing dark coat and vest, white shirt, and dark bow tie. Man is seated at round table; three books on top of table. Handwritten on back in black ink is "John Wm. Dachman 32º." Printed on back in black ink, in a ring motif, is "No. 6 Temple Place, Boston. / Allen."; a stag's head is above the ring motif. There is a two-cent postage stamp on the back, with a picture of George Washington, and a number "2" in each corner; the text on the stamp reads "U.S. Inter. Rev. / Two Cents / Proprietary" The stamp is uncancelled, but signed "Allen" in black ink.