This cabinet card features a handsome and distinguished gentleman posing for his portrait at the Mundy studio in Utica, New York. The gentleman is well dressed and has a neat mustache and muttonchops. The Photographic Times (1887) has a tribute to L. C. Mundy. “Mr Mundy was a self-made man, and a striking example of what aim, firmness of will, and a steady purpose can accomplish.” The writer continues to state that at age eighy, Mundy was left alone in the world, and from that time on, he provided for himself. As an apprentice, he never needed to be told what to do. Instead, “he saw, and he did”. Mundy went from an apprenticeship to eventually become one of the most respected photographers in central New York. Mundy is also known for having employed journalist and author, Harold Frederic (1856-1898).
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