Who was he?

This gent is the first cabinet card in what I call the C. Murray Album. It is a wonderfully preserved photo album from the American post-Civil War era with cabinet cards and a few cartes de visite in the back. This gentleman has seen much in his days. The wrinkles around his eyes and his grizzled beard tell us that. I wonder at his age if he fought in the Mexican-American War in the ’40s. There is no name written on the card. Here’s the back of the cabinet card.

T.C. Haynes of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. I wasn’t able to find any information on this photographer to identify when he was in business.

Hope to see you again!

UPDATE: T.C. Haynes was found to have been in business between 1875-1888.

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