Portrait of John M. Allyn, 1887
Kenyon & Son
USA, CT, Mystic Bridge
card 6-7/16 x 4-3/16 in.; photograph 5.56 x 3.94 in.
Cabinet photograph, mounted on brown card, rounded corners, gold edges; printed in gold at bottom "KENYON & SON,/ 4 BANK STREET,/ NEW LONDON, CONN. Obituary cut from newspaper and glued to back, "THE TOMB./ ALLYN - At Mystic Bridge March 29, John M./ Allyn, aged 59 years 6 months/ - John H. Allen [sic] a well known and/ greatly respected resident of Mystic Bridge/ died quite suddenly of pleuro-pneumonia/ last Tuesday morning. Mr. Allen [sic] was by/ profession a tuner of musical instruments/ and we believe was the first person to man-/ ufacture a piano in the state of California./ His funeral was solemnized Thursday, the/ body being taken to Gales Ferry for burial." Handwritten in pencil "1887".