This is a CdV that I purchased at the Wadena Flea Market.
A gentleman with a full beard.
Hand written is : This was taken on the 2nd of the present month.
( Why oh why didn’t you write more?)
Lawrence Massachusetts was the home of Robie and Potter at 142 Essex Street. I was unable to find out anything about the photographer or what years they were in business.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update from Iggy:
One of the photographers in the Robie & Potter partnership was James L. Potter who seems to have met an early demise, dying at the age of 32 on June 9, 1867.
Update from whowerethey:
I think you have an 1860s CdV here. Square corners of the card, the borders, and the small image in the center of the card are all signs of that era. The border displayed - one thin line, one thick line - was used between 1864-1869. Given the image size is around 1" or so, I'd guess at 1865 for the year.