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At the height of the summer boating season, three men meet by the river bank in England in the summer of 1855. The man on the left displays the back of a fitted, camel colored frock coat that has two buttons at the back waistline. He wears slim pale blue trousers with a small gray cross-hatch pattern. He has striped stockings and low heeled black shoes with small bows. He wears gray gloves and carries a tan felt hat and a walking stick. His hair is short and wavy and he wears a mustache and long sideburns. The man in the center is dressed more casually. He wears a white shirt and a striped cravat tied into a loose bow. He wears a loosely-buttoned green waistcoat and loose fitting tan trousers. His lounge coat has a small black on gray tattersall plaid, and is fastened at the top with a small horizontal tab. He wears a white handkerchief in his breast pocket, yellow gloves, and a gray felt hat. Resting his foot on the stern of a wooden boat, he shows his bow-detailed shoes and pink stockings. He has his right hand casually in his pocket. He wears a mustache, long sideburns, and smokes a thin cigar. Holding his friend's arm is the next man who is more formally dressed. He wears a black frock coat, a white pleated high-collared shirt, and a pink striped cravat. His waistcoat is a green floral pattern. He wears gray trousers over black heeled boots or shoes, gray gloves, a black top hat, and carries a walking stick. The three men stand against a trellised fence partially covered with trees.