Photograph of Man with Octant

Photograph of Man with Octant

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The octant held by the man in this photograph appears to have been made by Richard Patten. Since the image of the octant is reversed, the photograph is probably a copy of the original.The inscription on the front of the photograph reads Captain David Bowen Moore. Born Dec. 27, 1793." That on the back reads "Wm E. Service / Photographer / 4 E. Commerce St. Bridgton, N.J."
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average spatial:.2 cm x 11.3 cm x 16.7 cm; 1/16 in x 4 7/16 in x 6 9/16 in
overall: 6 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 1/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 11.1125 cm x.3175 cm
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