19th century CDV of a man with a hand drawn uniform.
In Errol Morris's series of articles about Amos Humiston http://morris.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/whose-father-was-he-part-one/there are two surviving photos of Humiston. One has a posthumously drawn in uniform and beard. Possibly this is something similar.
Thanks for the great article! I'm not certain why, however I tend to think it was done, just like other studio props, to enliven the picture and make the sitter more appealing.The crudeness of this attempt makes it all the more interesting I think....
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