This is a carte de visite or visiting card or CdV for short. The entire card is 2 and 1/2 inches by 4 inches. Apparently they were popular from 1860 to the 1900's. Kind of like personal trading cards!
The photographer W J Bennetts Camborne and Hayle is from Camborne, Cornwall, England.
I found it interesting that one of the hits I had on this name was a W J Bennetts that was from Camborne that went through New York City with other Cornish people in September of 1913..he was on his way to Evelyth, Minnesota. This photograph came from a local antique shop.
This man has very kind eyes...I wonder if he came to American..or if his card just visited here:)
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