I purchased the subject studio portrait of a middle-aged man taken by L. F. Hurd, So. Adams, MA, identified on the back of the mount in period ink handwriting:
"Samuel Perry - - Whipple Cheshire Mass"
This individual appears in Public Member Trees posted on ancestry.com. He is listed in the 1850, 1860, and 1880 Census data for Cheshire, Berkshire Co., MA.
Samuel Perry Whipple, born 27 Aug 1814 in MA, died 24 Sep 1894 in Cheshire, Berkshire Co., MA, a farmer, was the son of Samuel Whipple (1768-1853) and Temperance Post (1764-1861).He married Sarah A. (maiden name unknown) (1824-). The couple had three children: Mary A. Whipple (1847-), Charles C. Whipple (1851-), and Rollen D. Whipple (1858-).