Wonderful carte view of an unidentified member of the Eastman’s College Band of Poughkeepsie, New York. This view was part of an album containing 15 carte views of members of the Eastman’s College Band. Five of the views contained in that album were identified and dated 1864. Of those 5, all had previous service during the war in various Massachusetts and Connecticut regiments. Presumably this band member did as well. Standing pose dressed in his frock coat. His trumpet lays on the table at his side along with his cap. This individual unquestionably has some the greatest hat brass of all time! At the center is the college shield surrounding by “EASTMAN ??????? COLLEGE BAND POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y.”. About the coolest hat brass I have ever seen. Back marked out of Poughkeepsie, New York.