This is a CDV portrait an 11-year old boy. He is identified on the back as: Frank Mortimer Hene (or Wene). Mortimer is one of thoses names that essentially disappered in the 20th century. The portrait was taken by Morse in Hallowell, Maine. The dealer estimates that the portrait was taken 1877-83. Our experience is that most American CDVs were talen in the 1860s or 70s. The early 80s is possible, but we think the 70s is more likely. Frank wears a cut-away jacket with a vest. Note that this cut-away jacket has a lapel, but styled differently than the lapels on a sack suit. There appears to be some piping on the jacket. I'm not sure how to describe the neckwear, but it looks similar to a bowtie. It has some relationship to a stock, but sure looks like a bowtie. We can make out the collar. His sleeve cuffs look heavily starched.
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