This photograph is a cabinet card, but larger than the standard 4×6 that is so common. It’s more like a 6×8 but in all other respects it is identical to typical cabinet cards. The gentleman is pictured in a nice profile, showing his mustache, firm jaw and high forehead to his advantage. His suit is a natty plaid and his neck cloth is striped. Today we’d call him “bold” I think.
On the back in pencil was written “To Uncle [something] from Eustace [something].” Unfortunately, the pencil on the dark maroon card combined with age made it impossible to read the entire inscription.
The photographer was Thomson in Kansas City, MO.