Captain Raphael Semmes, Alabama's commanding officer, standing by his ship's 110-pounder rifled gun during her visit to Capetown in August 1863. His executive officer, First Lieutenant John M. Kell, is in the background, standing by the ship's wheel. The original photograph is lightly color-tinted and mounted on a carte de visite bearing, on its reverse, the mark of E. Burmester, of Cape Town. See photo number NH 57256-A for a reproduction of the carte de visite's reverse. Collection of Rear Admiral Ammen C. Farenholt, USN(MC), 1931. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.