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This handsome soldier

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CDV. Private Collection.

Well, this gentleman certainly was easy on the eyes! This post Civil War CDV is unfortunately without a name or date. Pity, because this soldier surely made a few hearts aflutter! I hope he was able to return home to his awaiting love for he most likely had one, along with a few heartbroken ladies.

This bubble portrait carte de visite with the round corners is post 1870. His hair flattened close to the forehead is also very much of the decade and the next. Note the large round buttons on his coat, someone may be able to tell what unit he belonged to.

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The 1870s Bostonian boy with the terrific eyes

CDV. Private collection.

1870s CDV of boy with intense stare. Private collection.

Once in a while I come across a special portrait that makes me go “wow”, then “hm…this looks like an old soul”. This picture captured the boy with the intense stare of somebody much beyond his years.

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The card has round corners not shown here.

He was well dressed too, with a white ribbon tied like a bowtie. By the lapels and style of card I estimate this was taken around 1870 or in the early years of the decade at most. The front bottom was clipped to fit in an album.

Photographer: Warren’s Portraits. 465 Washington St. Boston. Massachusetts.

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