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USA: New York, Ilion
Photograph on paper mounted on board
Gift in memory of Jacques Noel Jacobsen
Sepia-toned carte-de-visite photograph. Nearly full length (feet are cut off) seated portrait of unidentified man wearing a dark three-piece suit, white shirt, and a patterned necktie. Subject is resting his right arm on a table covered with a decorated tablecloth; behind the table is a column. Photograph is enclosed in a gilt , double-lined border. Printed in black on the back is "P. Orendorf, / Photographer, [square and compasses symbol] / Ilion, New York. / All Negatives preserved one year. / All work warranted satisfactory." Below the printed text is a canceled blue two cent tax stamp with a picture of George Washington and the text "U.S. Inter. Rev. / Two Cents / Playing Cards."