This is a superb Victorian photograph featuring Chauncey Olcott. I've never seen a guy who matched his name more than ol' Chauncey here. For the record, Chauncey was a famous musician and minstrel singer from the 19th century who is probably best remembered today as the author of the song "My Wild Irish Rose."
Click Here to hear Olcott singing his famed song.
Again, thanks to Jim Schottenham for the pic! By the way, Jim writes "you can see the Julius reel on the rod."
-- Dr. Todd