Figure 1.-- Here we see a portrait of Elmer Dayton. He wears a suit with a cut-away jacket. The jacket, however, does not match the pants. We see a dark shirt, but we can not make out much detail. He wears long pants with his suit. They look to be button-on pants.

Elmer Dayton (United States, 1870)

Here we see a portrait of Elmer Dayton. He wears a suit with a cut-away jacket. The jacket, however, does not match the pants. We see a dark shirt, but we can not make out much detail. Noye that no collar is visible. He wears long pants with his suit. They look to be button-on pants. Knickers and kneepants were after the Civil War becoming increasingly popular for younger boys. Shortened length pants were very common with cut-away jackets, but as we see here they were also worn with long pants. Many boys even younger boys Elmer's age still wore long pants. Notice the cap Elmer is holding. I'm not quite sure how to describe it, but it looks to be a military styled cap, but not a Civil War kepi. There is a transcription on the back. It reads, "Fredericksburg, March 2nd, 1870, Elmer Dayton age 6 years 9 months, To cousin Adin"








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