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Circa 1860s occupational photo of a well-dressed, senior surveyor posing beside his surveying compass. Photographer has lightly tint enhanced the eyes, hair and beard to darken the photo. The gentleman has light blue eyes and a narrow beard. Image was found in Ohio near Cincinnati. A very scarce occupational topic seldom depicted in a studio setting as an occupational portrait. Approximate exterior mount board dimensions are: 7-7/8" X 9-7/8". Approximate photo dimensions 7-3/4" X 9-1/2". Condition: Light surface soiling, occasional dings, scuffs, edge bumps, and foxing spots. light bends to the corners and some stains around the edge of the photo. Photo lighter around the outer edges from being previously housed in a frame. Ink enhancement done at the time the photo was produced resulted in some scattered inks marks, mainly on the man's clothing.

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    1860 Occupational Portrait, Senior Surveyor Compass

    Estimate $200 - $300Feb 7, 2018
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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