Today’s CdV features two men posed seated next to each other (hopefully not on a ratty chair!). I assume by their proximity that they are related. The man on the left appears a bit older than the man on the right. Unfortunately the image quality isn’t good enough to determine much in the way of facial similarities. Be sure to click to enlarge the image – the younger fellow’s trousers and vest are of a spotted wool that was very popular in the 1860s for young men. Both men have vests, neckties and watches.
The photographer was A. C. Platt in Oberlin, Ohio.