“I invented the Air Brush in the year 1878, and have the first picture ever made with an air brush, which was
made a month after it’s invention"
(Abner Peeler. Fort Dodge Chronicle,
The reverse of the Carte de Visite.
Leisering's Photography Studio is recorded to be open only from 1859 to 1860,
making Abner Peeler either 23 or 24 years old in this photo.
He was inventing the "Sliding typewriter" during this time.
In 1878 he had this photo enlarged, and then painted the first airbrushed picture.