SAD DRUMMER BOY BY BLACK & CASE. The back has a note in pen: ?Died Jany 7th, 1867 at 1/2 past 11 p.m. Age 6 years. This photograph was taken about one month before he died.? The photographers, Black & Case, worked in Boston. The image is in good condition with some fade and light marks. He looks perfectly healthy here, so it must have been a quick moving illness or an accident.