Kelly, Frank V., Carte de Visite, Signed
An unusual signed CDV
of a Union soldier serving
in a Southern regiment.
(Louisiana) Carte de Visite Photograph of Lieutenant Frank V. Kelly, 1st Louisiana (Union) Cavalry, with back stamp of photographer Eugene A. Piffet on Camp Street in New Orleans.
Lieutenant Kelly, originally from Rhode Island, helped form the Unionist 1st Louisiana Cavalry regiment in 1864, and, as his signature reveals, served as acting adjutant of the regiment. Very light foxing; otherwise a clear and beautiful image. An unusual signed CDV of a Union soldier serving in a Southern regiment.
With good tonality; minor foxing and staining; signature clear of mount, except for descender of “y” in Cavalry.