Salted paper print, 1856
With a lengthy handwritten inscription ("Classmate - helpmate & Friend...With warm affection") to his classmate Grove. P. Lawrence, the date and Cowles' birth date (Dec 22, 1834) on opposing page. NOTE: During the Civil War, Cowles enlisted in the 15th Connecticut infantry as an assistant surgeon. At Kinston, North Carolina the 15th was overrun and captured by Hoke's army.