ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR OHIO REGIMENT O. 21 PIECE BRASS BAND PLAYER CABINET PHOTO. Civil War Era, may be post war.
On the internet, photographer W. Downing from Hillsboro, Ohio was born approx. His occupation(s) were listed as painter, artist, photographer.There may be more, but that much is clear. There may be an "R" after the "G". Is believed to have been the Ohio National Guard. If it is the Ohio National Guard, that could put this at about 1864. If it's the reserve, I guess it could be post war. Don't know for sure. Don't know if the uniforms or belt buckles can tell more.
Doesn't look like all of the belt buckles are the same. 2 1/2" x 4 1/8".
Interesting to note, another photographer's name from Hillsboro is crossed out, with Downing's above it. If Downing was using recycled photo paper & cards, he may not have been established yet. I'm sure there are many more clues on this. The item "ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR OHIO REGIMENT O. 21 PIECE BRASS BAND CABINET PHOTO" is in sale since Thursday, March 29, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs". The seller is "goosecreekfarm1" and is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.