Posted 3 years ago
I volunteer at the Nantucket whaling museum and recently scanned this glass plate negative of Mr. Swain in an atypical uniform. The image was likely created in the late 1880s to early 1890s. The hat has a plume feather. There is a hook and sword symbol on the uniform hat and collar. There is a crown on the sleeves. There are four ornate engraved brass pieces. The sword appears highly ornate as well.