Over the weekend I was on a Civil War history tour with the inimitable Ed Bearss. Another tour participant was a fellow civil war image collector and a re-enactor who talks about Civil War medicine. He also works for the Civil War Medical Museum in Frederick, Maryland. We were discussing images in our collections and he too has a copy of this CDV, and even without my prompting, described it as Clara Barton and John J. Elwell. I’m still going to take some time to go down to the Library of Congress to try and verify the image in their collection. But it’s good to know that I’m NOT alone in my interpretation of who these sitters are.
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Sorry, but this isn’t Clara Barton. I’ve seen dozens of photos of Clara throughout her life and can easily see it’s not her. But if you’re not convinced, see a detailed facial comparison on my website at http://www.tampapix.com/bartoncomparison.htm.