CDV OF "A. LANGLEY" WITH FLIRTATIOUS NOTE ON BACK

$300.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 1138-598

Shipping: Determined by Method & Location of buyer

To Order:
Call 717-334-0347,
Fax 717-334-5016, or E-mail

Carte de visite of a possible Confederate soldier. Oval bust view. The gentleman wears a civilian overcoat and what appears to be a military vest. Image is clear with very good contrast. "A. Langley" written in pencil at top and in ink at bottom of image. Twelve Confederate possibilities; only one from Louisiana. No photographer's backmark.

A message likely written to a young woman friend is on the back: "I think this would appear to better advantage on a very dark night, and as you can not always have night, I pray you keep it in a dark place. If there are any children in the neighborhood by all means keep it covered. Have lives sometimes been turned white in a single night by sudden fears."

From the late William Turner collection. [jet] [ph:L]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS.

THANK YOU!

Inquire »

Inquire About CDV OF "A. LANGLEY" WITH FLIRTATIOUS NOTE ON BACK

For inquiries, please email us at [email protected]

featured item

AMBROTYPE OF IDENTIFIED MUSICIAN OF THE PETERSBURG MILITIA

Formerly in the collection of Bill Turner, this sixth plate ambrotype has a great pedigree, having been published as Figure 2 in Albaugh’s landmark “Confederate Faces.” Identified there as a, “Musician named Crowder, of Petersburg, Va., in… (1138-1866). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

23
Apr

May 15 - 19: NSS-A Spring Nationals Learn More »

Instagram