no backmark, identified in period pencil beneath portrait as Jim and on verso as, Jim/Steward (indecipherable) Steerage Mess/My Servant. A fine studio portrait of a black teenage sailor in complete uniform wearing an unidentified lozenge shaped specialty patch on sleeve. The cap tally seems to be missing. The variegated marble pedestal studio prop is highly distinctive and may aid in further identification.
Condition: CDV crisp with rounded corners showing moderate handling wear, near VG.