FULL STANDING CDV OF UNION NAVAL OFFICER

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Item Code: P14235

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The subject of this image is posed with one hand resting on a balustrade. He wears a double-breasted frock coat open to show a dark military vest. He also wears matching dark trousers. In his left hand he holds a flat topped visor hat with one thick stripe of braid around the base. There is no sign of rank either on his cuffs or his shoulders.

Image has excellent clarity and contrast. Mount and paper have light surface dirt. Mount corners are clipped. Bottom of mount is marked JOHNSTON  BROS…N.Y.

Reverse has a nice photographer’s imprint with a spread-winged eagle and JOHNSTON BROS…N.Y.

Beneath the imprint is a name in faint period ink that reads “ORSMER H. BENTON.” Benton was born in New York city in 1839. He settled in Memphis, TN. He enlisted in the US Navy in September 1862 as a paymaster clerk, serving aboard the USS Cairo. Honorably discharged in 1863, and continued to reside in Memphis. He died in 1902 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis.  [ad]

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