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Civil War Captain wearing Masonic Pin
S.O. Hersey
USA: Vermont, Montpelier
Photograph on paper mounted on board
Overall: 4" h x 2 3/8" w
Gift of Jacques Noel Jacobsen Jr.

Carte-de-visite photograph of unidentified Civil War captain. Subject is seated and rests one elbow on a table. He has dark hair combed back from his face, and a mustache. He wears a dark coat with stand-up collar and nine buttons. Epaulettes are visible on his shoulders. Pinned to his chest is a rosette with Masonic square and compasses. Printed on the back is a maker's mark, "S.O. Hersey / Photographer / State Street / Montpelier, / Vermont." A blue tax stamp is affixed to the back. It shows George Washington and cost two cents.