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SIXTH PLATE TINTYPE OF SOLDIER WITH EARLY WHITE ACCOUTERMENT BELTS

SIXTH PLATE TINTYPE OF SOLDIER WITH EARLY WHITE ACCOUTERMENT BELTS

This sixth plate tintype shows a clean-shaven Union soldier in regulation infantry frock coat and flat-brimmed forage cap. He is seated in front of a plain backdrop and looks straight at the camera,… (2021-780). Learn More »

DRUMMER MELVIN ALLEN BROWN Co. G 122ND ILLINOIS, FIGHTING FORREST IN WEST TENNESSEE

DRUMMER MELVIN ALLEN BROWN Co. G 122ND ILLINOIS, FIGHTING FORREST IN WEST TENNESSEE

This very clear 6th plate tintype shows a young Union drummer in a regulation infantry musician’s frock coat, standing with his snare drum hanging from a drum sling around his neck and holding his… (1139-38). Learn More »

SIXTH-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MILITARY BANDSMAN WITH OVER-THE-SHOULDER HORN

SIXTH-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MILITARY BANDSMAN WITH OVER-THE-SHOULDER HORN

This bandsman wears a dark frock coat and kepi, and cradles an over-the-shoulder horn against one shoulder. His coat has the usual nine button front, with the buttons lightly gilt by the photographer.… (1139-20). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF YOUNG DRUMMER IN ZOUAVE UNIFORM

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF YOUNG DRUMMER IN ZOUAVE UNIFORM

Elmer Ellsworth’s 1860 tour of the country with his United States Zouave Cadets set off a craze for zouave fashion in general and their light infantry style drill among militia units in particular.… (1138-1927). Learn More »

EARLY WAR CONFEDERATE SERGEANT WITH SABER EX-BILL TURNER

EARLY WAR CONFEDERATE SERGEANT WITH SABER EX-BILL TURNER

This sixth plate ambrotype shows a seated sergeant from the knees up, wearing a brimmed hat and a dark frock coat that shows both sergeant’s chevrons and shoulder straps. He also wears a white buff… (1138-1838). Learn More »

THE NORFOLK LIGHT ARTILLERY BLUES! IMPRESSIVE HALF PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE BY WHITEHURST IN A WONDERFUL WHITEHURST CASE

THE NORFOLK LIGHT ARTILLERY BLUES! IMPRESSIVE HALF PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE BY WHITEHURST IN A WONDERFUL WHITEHURST CASE

This image is not only mounted with a Whitehurst marked mat, but has a full thermoplastic figural case with a purple velvet facing pad embossed with a large eagle flourishing a ribbon reading “J.H.… (1138-1799). Learn More »

HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF JOHN MARSHALL JONES - 7th U.S. INFANTRY, CONFEDERATE BRIGADIER GENERAL WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG, KILLED IN ACTION AT THE WILDERNESS

HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF JOHN MARSHALL JONES - 7th U.S. INFANTRY, CONFEDERATE BRIGADIER GENERAL WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG, KILLED IN ACTION AT THE WILDERNESS

This wonderful half-plate daguerreotype shows then lieutenant John Marshall Jones in uniform, seated third from left, with three men in civilian garb. Jones holds his 1839 pattern officer’s forage… (1138-1785). Learn More »

PAIR OF PRE-WAR AMBROTYPES OF A GENTLEMAN & HIS LADY

PAIR OF PRE-WAR AMBROTYPES OF A GENTLEMAN & HIS LADY

From the style of dress and hair these images look to date from the 1850’s. The first is a sixth-plate of a seated couple. The gentleman wears a stove pipe hat, dark jacket, trousers and bowtie with… (1138-1930). Learn More »

QUARTER-PLATE TINTYPE OF A GRIEVING MOTHER & HER CHILDREN IN A MOURNING THEMED UNION CASE

QUARTER-PLATE TINTYPE OF A GRIEVING MOTHER & HER CHILDREN IN A MOURNING THEMED UNION CASE

Wonderful, clear image of a young mother dressed in a long black dress with a white lace collar and black bow at her throat flanked by her two children. Leaning against the mother’s knee is a young… (1138-1945). Learn More »

SEATED VIRGINIA ENLISTED MAN, EX-TURNER COLLECTION

SEATED VIRGINIA ENLISTED MAN, EX-TURNER COLLECTION

This is a ninth-plate ambrotype in figural thermoplastic case with mat, frame and glass in place, but missing the facing pad. It comes from the collection of the late Bill Turner, noted Virginia… (1138-1937). Learn More »

SEATED VIRGINIA SECOND LIEUTENANT IN GRAY COAT AND CAP, EX-TURNER COLLECTION

SEATED VIRGINIA SECOND LIEUTENANT IN GRAY COAT AND CAP, EX-TURNER COLLECTION

This ninth plate ruby ambrotype comes from the collection of the late Virginia collector and dealer Bill Turner. It is an extraordinarily clear portrait of a seated soldier from the waist up, wearing… (1138-1925). Learn More »

VERY NICE SIXTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF A YOUNG AMERICAN WOMAN OF AFRICAN DESCENT

VERY NICE SIXTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF A YOUNG AMERICAN WOMAN OF AFRICAN DESCENT

The subject is posed resting one arm on a cloth covered table on which a book rests. She wears a light-colored dress which buttons down the front, has a white lace collar and a dark sash at her… (1138-2033). Learn More »

QUARTER-PLATE TINTYPE OF TWO MEN SHARING A BOTTLE OF “RED EYE”

QUARTER-PLATE TINTYPE OF TWO MEN SHARING A BOTTLE OF “RED EYE”

Nice, clean image of two men seated at a small cloth covered table beside a short column. The fellow at the left wears a dark slouch hat and a dark civilian suit with matching dark vest. The… (1138-2019). Learn More »

EIGHTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF A BAREFOOT YOUNG CHILD OF AFRICAN DESCENT

EIGHTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF A BAREFOOT YOUNG CHILD OF AFRICAN DESCENT

Tintype shows a little fellow perhaps 6 or 7 years old wearing dark jacket and light trousers. He is posed standing by a table with two books stacked on it and he is standing in front of a painted… (1138-2045). Learn More »

SIXTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF A SEATED MILITIA SOLDIER

SIXTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF A SEATED MILITIA SOLDIER

This unknown subject sits at a table on which his left arm rests. He wears a dark slouch hat with a flat crown, hat cord, ostrich plume and with the letters “KSP” attached to the front of the… (1138-2028). Learn More »

TINTYPE OF A TRIPLE ARMED UNION CAVALRYMAN IN A PATRIOTIC CASE

TINTYPE OF A TRIPLE ARMED UNION CAVALRYMAN IN A PATRIOTIC CASE

Image is a sixth-plate tin of a Union cavalryman wearing a dark slouch hat with the tassels of the hat cord turned toward the back of the hat. Just visible on the crown are crossed sabers that have… (1139-61). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE INFANTRY FIRST LIEUTENANT SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE

CONFEDERATE INFANTRY FIRST LIEUTENANT SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE

There is no doubt about this Confederate officer’s branch of service or rank. He has adopted the U.S. officer’s 1858 pattern army hat complete with turned-up brim held by an embroidered bullion… (1139-01). Learn More »

MILITARY NINTH-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE BY REES WHILE WORKING IN NEW YORK CITY

MILITARY NINTH-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE BY REES WHILE WORKING IN NEW YORK CITY

Charles Rees is best known among collectors for his military portraits in Confederate Richmond, but he worked in New York City from 1852 to 1854 and this is a very nice portrait of one of New York’s… (1138-1887). Learn More »

NINTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF A YOUNG BLACK GIRL

NINTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF A YOUNG BLACK GIRL

Subject is a young black girl approx. 9 or 10 years old. She is posed seated in a high-backed padded chair holding her hat in her lap. She wears a light-colored cape with a round fibula at her throat… (1138-2041). Learn More »

TINTED THREE-QUARTER STANDING VIEW OF AN ARMED UNION INFANTRYMAN

TINTED THREE-QUARTER STANDING VIEW OF AN ARMED UNION INFANTRYMAN

Sixth-plate tintype of an unidentified Union private posed standing with his musket by his side. He wears a slouch hat with a low, rounded crown, dark four button sack coat and trousers that have been… (1139-56). Learn More »


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DECORATED 1864 EASTER EGG BY A MEMBER OF THE 15th PA CAVALRY: WARTIME, WONDERFUL, AND WHIMSICAL

This whimsical, real Easter egg was apparently a gift from a member of the 15th PA cavalry to Samuel A. Henderson. Suspicion naturally settles on George Henderson of Companies C and A as the maker, but we have been unable to firm up the connection,… (945-516). Learn More »

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