This is such a handsome boy. Lately I have been thinking about what the subjects were thinking of during their sitting. He has the optimistic look of one who is thinking of catching frogs or pollywogs. Instead, he has been cleaned up, dressed in a fine suit of knitted wool, and posed sweetly on this chair.
The photographer was Tennants of Haverhill, MA. His name was actually Polaski W. Tennant and he was active between 1882-1889. Polaski was married to Harriet Jane Norris in October 1863, and they had one child, Herbert Wendell Tennant. Other cabinet cards indicate the business was named P. W. Tennant & Son.