Front: James Oates 1st Lient K. Comp 9th Ills Infty F. W. Guerin St. Louis.; Back: This photo to be placed with the collection now in the [?] Home at Springfield Illinois of the 9th Ills Inft This photo was taken during the Encampment of the G. A. R. at St. Louis Aug 1887 James Oates; F. W. Guerin Photographer Cor 12th & Washington Ave. St. Louis; Gold diamond medal awarded at eighth annual Photographic Convention of America, Chicago 1887. Gold medal awarded at the Worlds Exposition New Orleans 1885. Awarded by the Worlds Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. Eighth annual convention awarded to F. W. Guerin Best exhibit of portrait photography Chicago 1887; Medal at Worlds Exposition Paris 1878; Highest prize awarded at National Photographic Exhibition Cincinnati 1884; Duplicates can be [had? at?] any time.