The totally casual pose of this young cadet is impressive. The boy wears a grey 5+ button shell jacket. Notice how ill fitting the jacket is by where the shoulder and sleeve
seams fall well off of his shoulder. The focus in the face and eyes in incredible on this 1/9 plate ruby ambrotype. That must be a cadet hat of some sort sitting on his knee.
At first, I thought it might be a canteen, but now that I've scanned it and blown it up, I don't think it is a canteen. Looking at his face, I'm guessing 13 years or younger. The
image comes in a full case and has no identification. #9551=$210.00