This carte de visite photograph depicts Lieutenant James Waddell, Commander of the Confederate warship, CSS SHENANDOAH. It was taken during the Civil War period, while the SHENANDOAH was docked in Melbourne. The photograph shows him in full uniform and was taken by Batchelder & O'Neill, 41 Collins Street East, Melbourne. A carte de visite photograph was a small photograph, the size of a visiting card, which was popular during the late 19th Century. Waddell and the SHENANDOAH departed Australia shortly after this photograph was taken.