Captain Charles W. Gelett

Captain Charles W. Gelett, circa 1875
Captain Charles W. Gelett, circa 1875

Though he was from Fairhaven, Captain Gelett married Kingstonian Jane Russell on March 14, 1843.  It’s not recorded where this photograph was taken, but Fairhaven seems likely, given what’s nicely inscribed on the back of the panel card.

Whalebone chair
Whalebone chair

And a detail shows that the legs are vertebrae!

Detail of whalebone chair
Detail of whalebone chair
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