A daguerreotype of William Lloyd Garrison in a case. In the portrait, Garrison is wearing a suit and glasses and looking off to the left. The exterior of the case is black with gold trim. The interior has embossed red velvet on the left side and the photograph inside a gold oval frame on the right. The glass over the image is heavily scratched. Stamped into the bottom left corner of the frame: "CUTTING & TURNER / 10 TREMONT ROW". And in the bottom right corner: "AMBROTYPE. / PAT. JULY. 11-54"
A photograph of 59 members of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry in uniform. The image features two (2) rows of people, with the back row of men standing and the front row of men either kneeling or lounging. The soldiers stand outside with a row of trees in the background. The image is on photo paper and has been adhered to a larger backing. The image has discoloration throughout, especially on the back. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
An album of cartes-de-visite featuring men of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Volunteers, assembled by John Ritchie, the regimental quartermaster. The book has a tooled black leather cover with gold painted details. There is a floral decoration on the front cover and filigree on the spine. There are a pair of metal bands fixed to the front and back of the book, which are connected to clasps for holding the book closed. The lower clasp is missing. The interior of the book is composed of 25 stiff sleeves of paper which are open on the top for photo cards to be inserted. Each page is white and has a curved printed gold frame around an arched opening in the page. The book has 49 cartes-de-visite inserted into these sleeves which feature soldiers, officers, musicians, and other people or scenes related to the 54th Regiment. A number of the images have the name of the individual written beneath the photo on the sleeve in blue ink, which seem to be later additions. The backs of many of the cartes-de-visite have photographer information and handwritten notes identifying the sitter or year.