VERY NICE FULL STANDING IMAGE OF 15TH NEW YORK ENGINEER SURGEON DR. THERON Z. GIBBS

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CDV shows Gibbs in the classic Napoleonic pose holding his slouch hat standing by a flowing curtain. The doctor wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with shoulder straps and matching dark trousers. Visible on the front of his dark slouch hat is a small engineer’s insignia over a small “US” within a wreath. There is also a hat cord present around the base of the crown.

Image has excellent clarity and contrast. Paper and mount are very good.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for HENRY ULKE…WASHINGTON, D.C. There is also a collector’s ID in pencil at bottom. ID is confirmed by another image of Gibbs as an older man found online.

Theron Z. Gibbs was born on December 18, 1826 at Shoreham, Vermont. After a common school education, he studied at Fairvale Academy in North Granville, New York. He began the study of medicine at Fairhaven, Vermont, then under two different doctors in New York before attending the Vermont Academy of Medicine. Upon graduation in 1853 he opened a practice in Middle Granville, New York.

On July 20, 1862 Gibbs was appointed assistant surgeon of the 15th New York Engineers. He was appointed surgeon of the regiment on August 1, 1863 and was mustered out June 14, 1865.

After the war Dr. Gibbs returned home and in September of 1865, he moved his wife and children to Fort Ann, New York where he continued to practice medicine and was an active member of numerous local medical boards and associations.

Dr. Gibbs died in Fort Ann in 1896 and is buried there in Fort Ann Cemetery.  [ad]

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