I’m not sure who this is. This is one of the negatives with no corresponding print, so no documentation, and I don’t see this gentleman in any other shots. It’s not Wesley Garner. He died on January 1, 1889, and these photos are from a good 10 years after that. Given that the photos were shot by Wesley’s daughter Eleanora, I’m going to guess that this is likely to be her husband Francis, who was 57 years old in 1900. This dry plate negative is a size I’ve never seen: 4.25 inches by 4.25 inches. That obviously doesn’t fit into the modern large format system of 4x5, 5x7, 8x10, etc. but I also don’t see it in the older plate system, either. I see glass half plate listed as 6.5 x 4.25, and quarter plate as 4.25 x 3.25. But it must have been a thing. The negatives are stored in a box of paper that was 4.25 x 4.25, presumably for contact printing exactly this kind of negative. #dryplate #dryplatephotography #dryplatenegative #film #largeformat #filmphotography #garnerfamilyarchive #foundphoto #foundpicture