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No Contributor Year: 185349 The 'Baltimore Picture'
The Baltimore Picture
Christopher Bryant from Massachusetts USA has posed a challenge to identify the above picture.
“The frame for the miniature is consistent with the backing card in being from the 1850’s or early 1860’s. The miniature itself, however, is much earlier - closer to c.1775 - 1780. I am a specialist researcher in British military uniforms, and this looks to me like an infantry officer of about that date. There is other circumstantial evidence that may point toward this officer possibly having served in the American War of Independence, possibly with one of the American Loyalist regiments.
The backing card was evidently cut out of some period document, and I wonder if it was a map. "October 1853" is certainly convenient in establishing the date! The wording around the lower right edge I take to be “Forbes, Bart.” (baronet).”
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