The back of this photograph was inscribed W. R. Austin in pencil, presumably identifying our subject as said person. The mustache featured here today is in the style of George Armstrong Custer, famous Civil War general and infamous Indian fighter.
The photographers were Taylor & Preston, known to be in business between 1879-1883 at least. They were fairly prolific as a search on their names yields several results quickly.
UPDATE: Iggy found William R. Austin of Salem, MA was born in 1843. His wife was Sarah (1845) and children Arthur L (1869) and Nellie (1870). Excellent research!!