Which could explain his gradual balding. He did have a beard while in prison. But I have not found anyone that can definitively tell me that possibly he could have shaved during this time frame. I personally go back and forth to beard and then shaved myself. If this is not Jefferson Davis, the I would say it's odd to find someone with his stance, his chin, his deep inset eye sockets.
In my opinion, this sure looks looks like what Jefferson Davis would look like post civil war in the 1870's. Either way, it is definitely a fantastic photo of lookout mountain, with super Important people posed in this photo. A great Early lookout mountain CDV photo with a touch of (silvering at edges,) a natural aging process that takes many years to accomplish. Not to be mistaken with later silver gelatin photos of after the 1900's. Marked : lookout Mountain in old fountain pen and the word "Nife "on reverse side.
Attention: I have had one watcher tell me this may be a post war photo?? But to be noted is this is the same cdv card stock that they would have used during the 1860's. ATTENTION: I recently had an expert from chatanooga who confirmed that Jefferson Davis did indeed visit look out mountain between July 22-25 in 1870 after getting out of prison.
But he could not for sure confirm that this is Jefferson Davis. My gut instinct it is indeed Jefferson Davis post war photo. You can read his text he sent me at the bottom of the page. He suggested talking to more experts and asking there opinion.So far no one has protested this to the point of absolute certainty that it's not Jefferson Davis in this photo, and it's possible it's him after he got out of prison. For it is documented that he did come visit lookout Mountain in July of 1870. Anyone out there got photos of Jefferson Davis in the 1870's?
But I decided I would not sell it cheap until I'm 100 percent satisfied. Sure looks the same to me accept for this one has a little more balding.
I will continue to dig in, as I hope you will also help me solve this photos mystery and who they are. I guess it's possible this could be a post civil war photo using the old cdv stock photo card board.
100 percent Guaranteed Genuine Cdv civil war original stock card board with the sharp corners and gold border. This normally would put this photo between 1860 to 1865. Unless the old stock card was used at a post civil war early later date?? No photographer name is on back side. Note: Outside photography was very expensive and rare during the civil war.
Very possible that this photo could have been taken by the prominent photographer J. Linn in his early era of photography.
I haven't done extensive research yet on the important people who surround him. But, I believe these people to be part of his staff and military associates. Anyone out there that would like to shed light on the people that share Jefferson Davis's company while leisurely looking at the view below lookout Mountain. That would be very helpful to me, to add more description to this Super Rare image. I would greatly appreciate your time doing so.
In my opinion there was a lot of great leaders of the south. Times were different back then, and there was a lot of confusion in the air afterwards. One of my favorites was Jesse James.Definitely not that coward Bob Ford who took his life for a few dollars. Any questions please feel free to ask.
I'll do my best to answer them for you. I consider this still to be in Great condition. A little edge and corner wear, but other then that a very nice clean collectible image that I believe is absolutely OBSOLETE photo.
One of a kind original cdv photo that no one else has in there Photo collection. Thank you for considering my auctions.
I'm open for fair offers. A Recent letter from an expert on Lookout mountain photos. Hey Rob, I looked at a few images in my collection and on the internet. I just can't say for sure that this is him.That would incorporate the visit by Davis in the 22-25 of July 1870. I'd say keep it at that price/offer, and waite for a month or some.
I guarantee you people are doing research. After a month or so, I'd reconsider the price. I have a lot of these CDVs by Linn where it's impossible to determine the identification of individuals.
If it can be positively identified, the sky is the limit. Jump onto a few Civil War photograph Facebook pages and ask the opinions of people.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs". The seller is "four-reel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.