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W. R. Hawkes
USA: Massachusetts, Boston
card: 4-3/16"h x 2-3/8"w
Gift of Virginia B. Squair
Carte-de-visite of E. J. Cleveland. Obverse: Sepia-toned photograph of bust of man with dark hair, mustache, and beard; he wears a white shirt with a square and compasses-shaped jewel on its breast, and a dark suit. Reverse: Signature in black ink at top: "Elisha James Cleveland," with central text stamped in black ink: "W. R. HAWKES, / [decorative flourish] / PHOTOGRAPHIST / Erskin's Block, / [decorative flourish] / EAST BOSTON."; surrounding this, and arranged in a circular design, "The plate from which this picture is taken will be preserved," / "[asterisk] and copies can be had at any time [asterisk]." Paper has light pink tone, with white areas surrounding text and at edges.