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CDV of New York man with birth defect

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Cartes-De-Visites130 of 144Salesman or Inventor with an early sewing machineEnameled CDVs from 1870s
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Posted 4 years ago


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This is a Civil War era CDV of a well dressed man who was born with one leg significantly shorter than the other. His right leg is about 6- 8 inches shorter than his left. He wears a shoe and has metal stand attached to the shoe and makes up for the short leg. He also has a thin cane to help him keep his balance.

The CDV was photographed byMorris of the Union Picture Gallery of Auburn, New York.

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  1. filmnet filmnet, 4 years ago
    Great shot!!!!
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    Great Belter chair as well [i think]!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks again cultcha.

    I would think a lesser maker-- of course to me it is always the back of the chair that gives it away.

  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tom.


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