1860s GERMON Large Albumen Photo in Wall Frame ID'd Naval Commander Died ON Ship
1860s GERMON Large Albumen Photo in Wall Frame ID'd Naval Commander Died ON Ship
1860s GERMON Large Albumen Photo in Wall Frame ID'd Naval Commander Died ON Ship
1860s GERMON Large Albumen Photo in Wall Frame ID'd Naval Commander Died ON Ship
1860s GERMON Large Albumen Photo in Wall Frame ID'd Naval Commander Died ON Ship
1860s GERMON Large Albumen Photo in Wall Frame ID'd Naval Commander Died ON Ship
1860s GERMON Large Albumen Photo in Wall Frame ID'd Naval Commander Died ON Ship
1860s GERMON Large Albumen Photo in Wall Frame ID'd Naval Commander Died ON Ship
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1860s GERMON Large Albumen Photo in Wall Frame ID'd Naval Commander Died ON Ship

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Large original albumen photo of Navy Commander Louis Kingsley, photographed sometime around 1865, probably when he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Photographed by Germon, Philadelphia, whose studio imprint is visible along the bottom edge of the image. Albumen is behind glass in its original wood and gesso wall frame, with Kingsley's name and date of birth (1846) on the back.

Wall frame dimensions are 14 1/2" x 12 3/4" x 2 1/2", and has a wire hanger, ready to hang. Kingsley lived in Boston. He was in command of the USS Essex when, on January 4, 1896, was found dead in his cabin at only 49 years old. See auction photo #2 for an article found online (which is included for reference only.. neither the original article or a hard copy of it are included).

Condition notes... the image has surface grime and/or dirt and/or foxing, but since it's behind glass I can't tell positively what it is or whether it can be brushed or cleaned off. It does not obscure the image, which is clear and undamaged, as far as creases or losses. The frame has losses to the gesso, but is still an impressive piece in person.

*** If interested, I have several other members of Kingsley's family in similar or matching frames, which can be made available at some point.

FREE: Very well packed in insured PRIORITY MAIL shipping (US ONLY)