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A PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER: RARE TINTYPE OF A BLACK COMPANY SERGEANT 24th OR 25TH US INFANTRY WITH LONG SERVICE, Ca. 1883

A PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER: RARE TINTYPE OF A BLACK COMPANY SERGEANT 24th OR 25TH US INFANTRY WITH LONG SERVICE, Ca. 1883

This sixth-plate tintype shows a sergeant wearing the U.S. regulation 1883 pattern blouse with sergeant chevrons and four service stripes, as well as the 1880 pattern marksman’s collar buttons. He… (302-89). Learn More »

$1,750.00
ON HOLD

DOUBLE SIXTH-PLATE UNION CASE WITH TWO AMBROTYPE IMAGES

DOUBLE SIXTH-PLATE UNION CASE WITH TWO AMBROTYPE IMAGES

Very nice Union case with an exterior decoration titled “THE FAITHFUL HOUND.” Both the front and back of the case have a raised linear border while at center are raised figures of a woman and… (1043-170). Learn More »

$295.00
Originally $375.00

HALF PLATE TINTYPE OF A WOMAN IN A WONDERFUL UNION CASE TITLED “AMERICAN COUNTRY LIFE”

HALF PLATE TINTYPE OF A WOMAN IN A WONDERFUL UNION CASE TITLED “AMERICAN COUNTRY LIFE”

Image is a half-plate tintype of a young woman wearing a dark colored dress with a small white lace collar. She has a dark bow in her hair and a brooch at her throat. The image is clear but the… (1043-179). Learn More »

$400.00
Originally $500.00

DOUBLE QUARTER PLATE UNION CASE WITH RUBY AMBROTYPE IMAGES

DOUBLE QUARTER PLATE UNION CASE WITH RUBY AMBROTYPE IMAGES

Union case features a raised image called, “Money Musk”, for an old fiddle tune. It shows people dancing as a man plays the fiddle. Floral and fruit border surrounds image. Case shows a small… (1043-180). Learn More »

$275.00
Originally $375.00

VERY NICE HALF PLATE TINTYPE OF YOUNG COUPLE IN UNION CASE

VERY NICE HALF PLATE TINTYPE OF YOUNG COUPLE IN UNION CASE

Image is a full view of a young man seated with a woman standing by his side with one arm resting on his shoulder. The male subject wears the usual dark suit with visible watch chain while the woman… (1043-192). Learn More »

$250.00
Originally $350.00

EMPTY HALF PLATE UNION CASE WITH IMAGE OF WASHINGTON MONUMENT AT RICHMOND

EMPTY HALF PLATE UNION CASE WITH IMAGE OF WASHINGTON MONUMENT AT RICHMOND

Front of case shows an embossed image of the George Washington Monument at the Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia. The base of the monument includes statues of six other noted Virginians who took… (1043-211). Learn More »

$500.00
Originally $650.00
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FANTASTIC HALF PLATE AMBROTYPE IN HOLY FAMILY UNION CASE

FANTASTIC HALF PLATE AMBROTYPE IN HOLY FAMILY UNION CASE

Nice half-plate image of a young lady seated in a decorative high-backed chair at a cloth covered table. She wears a dark dress with a white lace collar and a touched gilt brooch at her throat. Image… (1043-320). Learn More »

$400.00
Originally $500.00

GUTTA PERCHA 1/4 PLATE IMAGE CASE

GUTTA PERCHA 1/4 PLATE IMAGE CASE

Hinged case is meant to house a quarter-plate sized wet plate image. Outside of case shows a raised Victorian- era image of a well-dressed man with horse, conversing with others. Inside is lined in… (2020-1172). Learn More »

HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF OHIO CONGRESSMAN, BUSINESSMAN AND RAILROAD EXECUTIVE PETER W. STRADER

HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF OHIO CONGRESSMAN, BUSINESSMAN AND RAILROAD EXECUTIVE PETER W. STRADER

This half-plate sized daguerreotype portrait of Strader (1818-1881) likely dates to the late 1840s or very early 1850s and shows him seated, from the waist up, resting his elbow on a table next to… (846-189). Learn More »

$585.00
Originally $650.00

SIXTH PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF THADDEUS B. WAKEMAN, “FREE THOUGHT” ADVOCATE AND PHILOSOPHER

SIXTH PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF THADDEUS B. WAKEMAN, “FREE THOUGHT” ADVOCATE AND PHILOSOPHER

This is one of two daguerreotypes from the Wakeman family we are proud to offer. This one is nicely identified in ink on a paper label pasted to the facing pad, reading: “My grandfather / Thaddeus… (846-178). Learn More »

$585.00
Originally $650.00

QUARTER-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF AN ARMED AMERICAN MILITIA OFFICER

QUARTER-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF AN ARMED AMERICAN MILITIA OFFICER

This young man cradles a P-guard hilted sword in its scabbard in one arm and with the other displays an 1851-style shako fitted a feathered plume, 1821-style eagle, and oval hat badge reading… (30-2222). Learn More »

IDENTIFIED 1/6 PLATE TINTYPE OF UNION SOLDIER – JOSEPH COURTIS, 1ST MASSACHUSETTS HEAVY ARTILLERY

IDENTIFIED 1/6 PLATE TINTYPE OF UNION SOLDIER – JOSEPH COURTIS, 1ST MASSACHUSETTS HEAVY ARTILLERY

This photograph was part of a collection of images of men from Company G, 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. The regiment was originally raised as the 14th Massachusetts Infantry on July 5, 1861. In… (846-132). Learn More »

$220.00
Originally $245.00

IDENTIFIED 1/6 PLATE TINTYPE OF UNION SOLDIER

IDENTIFIED 1/6 PLATE TINTYPE OF UNION SOLDIER

This photograph was part of a collection of images of men from Company G, 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. The regiment was originally raised as the 14th Massachusetts Infantry on July 5, 1861. In… (846-127). Learn More »

$365.00
Originally $405.00

WONDERFUL CASED AMBROTYPE OF A YOUNG CONFEDERATE WEARING A COLUMBUS DEPOT JACKET

WONDERFUL CASED AMBROTYPE OF A YOUNG CONFEDERATE WEARING A COLUMBUS DEPOT JACKET

Ninth-plate waist up view of a cleanshaven Confederate wearing a Columbus Depot shell jacket buttoned only at the top, white shirt and dark bowtie. The coat has a dark collar with dark piping running… (648-33). Learn More »

$750.00
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SEATED, WAIST UP AMBROTYPE OF A BEARDED CONFEDERATE IN HALF CASE

SEATED, WAIST UP AMBROTYPE OF A BEARDED CONFEDERATE IN HALF CASE

Sixth plate image of a neatly groomed Confederate soldier seated with one arm resting on a table. He wears a gray shell jacket with five buttons visible down the front. A close look at his waist shows… (648-28). Learn More »

$850.00
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FRAMED HALF-PLATE TINTYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER WITH BOWIE KNIFE & REVOLVER

FRAMED HALF-PLATE TINTYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER WITH BOWIE KNIFE & REVOLVER

This is a period tintype copy of an unidentified Confederate soldier proudly displaying his bowie knife and revolver. He is wearing a shell jacket and kepi. The brass buttons and guard of the knife… (846-106). Learn More »

$1,500.00
Originally $1,650.00

QUARTER-PLATE TINTYPE OF SEATED UNION INFANTRY OFFICER

QUARTER-PLATE TINTYPE OF SEATED UNION INFANTRY OFFICER

Image is of an unknown Union infantry officer posed seated and holding a Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword in his lap. He wears a dark forage cap with a barely visible infantry hunting horn insignia… (1117-135). Learn More »

QUARTER-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF TWO MEN PLAYING CHESS - FIRST CLASS QUALITY

QUARTER-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF TWO MEN PLAYING CHESS - FIRST CLASS QUALITY

Horizontal quarter-plate image of two young men playing chess. The game board is laid on top of a cloth covered table. The board is made to look like a two-volume set of books when closed and not in… (1117-140). Learn More »

$550.00
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EMPTY SIXTH PLATE UNION CASE

EMPTY SIXTH PLATE UNION CASE

Case is in very nice condition. The pattern on the outside is called “Ring of Fruit”. The raised pattern shows a ring of leafed fruit inside of a scrollwork border. Case is in good condition with… (1070-146). Learn More »

LARGE OVAL FRAMED FULL-PLATE TINTYPE OF VERMONT BRIGADE DRUMMER NELSON L. BAXTER WHO DIED OF DISEASE

LARGE OVAL FRAMED FULL-PLATE TINTYPE OF VERMONT BRIGADE DRUMMER NELSON L. BAXTER WHO DIED OF DISEASE

Full-plate tintype identified as Drummer Nelson L. Baxter of Company F, 5th Vermont Infantry. This wonderful image shows 16 or 17-year-old Baxter posed as if ready to play his drum. He wears a dark… (1117-91). Learn More »


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CIVIL WAR BRASS DOUBLE LOOP TRUMPET WITH CORD BY STRATTON & FOOTE

This double loop brass trumpet features a lengthwise dovetail seam that is one of the things to look for in a Civil War instrument. Stamped in an oval pattern on the bell is “STRATTON & FOOTE / NEW YORK”. This maker of “military band… (1117-166). Learn More »

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