Very nice, early carte view of a Missouri rebel. Studio pose of this young soldier as he rests against a Victorian chair. Dressed in a dark, double breasted frock void of any trim or rank. Wonderful back drop which I have not seen before featuring a book shelf and an arched open window. This one is back marked out of St. Louis. Considering the city fell under Union control very early during the war, Confederate images bearing St. Louis back marks are seldom seen. He may have in fact been a Confederate prisoner. Rare view regardless.