WAIST-UP VIEW OF CIVIL WAR US NAVY OFFICER GEORGE B. WHITE

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CDV is of White seated and posed a-la-Napoleon with one hand tucked in his coat. He wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with commander shoulder straps and cuff rank as well.

Contrast and clarity are good. Mount and paper have light surface dirt. Bottom of the mount is marked RICHARDSON… LIMA.

Reverse has an eagle photographer’s imprint with the period ink inscription of “WITH KINDEST REGARDS OF YOUR FRIEND G. B. WHITE.”

George Bartol White was born on March 27, 1836. He became an Acting Midshipman, 28 September, 1854. Midshipman, 11 June, 1858. Passed Midshipman, 28 January, 1861. Master, 28 February, 1861. Lieutenant, 19 April, 1861. Lieutenant Commander, 3 March, 1865. Commander, 13 August, 1872. Captain, 3 November, 1884.

During the Civil War he served on the Steam Gunboat Ottawa, the Steamer State of Georgia and the USS MENDOTA.

White died on 27 February, 1890 in Philadelphia and is buried in St. Luke’s Episcopal Churchyard in Germantown, Pennsylvania.   [ad][ph:L]

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