But I keep them because they are both wonderful proof of what actual fashions looked like on the general public rather than illustrations or fashion layouts.
This gentleman, and I am sure he was one, appears to be 1850s into the early 1860s. His coat has the M notch collar, he has a fold down collar and very large bow on his cravat that is almost obscured by his beard. It looks like he has a ribbon across the shirt front, that tucks into the waistcoat. Possibly for a pince nez?
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