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SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A BLACK NURSE AND WHITE CHILD

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A BLACK NURSE AND WHITE CHILD

This is a provocative image that carries all sorts of different meanings for the subjects of the photo, those who commissioned it, viewers at the time, and viewers now. To call it challenging is an… (1138-2040). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MILITIA MEMBER IN COLONIAL UNIFORM WITH WIFE

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MILITIA MEMBER IN COLONIAL UNIFORM WITH WIFE

This ambrotype shows a man and woman seated, arm in arm, from the knees up. The man wears a full chin beard typical of the 1850s and dressed in an 1850s version of a Continental Army uniform of dark… (1138-1884). Learn More »

22nd NEW YORK STATE MILITIA AT HARPERS FERRY 1862 WITH ENFIELD SHORT RIFLES, EQUIPMENT AND GEAR, TENTS, A LOT GOING ON!

22nd NEW YORK STATE MILITIA AT HARPERS FERRY 1862 WITH ENFIELD SHORT RIFLES, EQUIPMENT AND GEAR, TENTS, A LOT GOING ON!

This is from a wonderful series of photos taken on the heights above Harpers Ferry in 1862 by a camera crew likely employed by Brady. Like many in the series this is carefully composed, rich in… (2021-796). Learn More »

CASED PAIR 6th PLATE TINTYPES CONFEDERATE SOLDIER WITH WIFE AND SON

CASED PAIR 6th PLATE TINTYPES CONFEDERATE SOLDIER WITH WIFE AND SON

This pair of very clear tintypes is housed in a thermoplastic double case. On the left is a soldier in gray frock coat with brass buttons, seated arm-in-arm with a woman wearing a shawl who is… (1138-1854). Learn More »

ARMED CONFEDERATE LIEUTENANT COLONEL

ARMED CONFEDERATE LIEUTENANT COLONEL

This uncased eighth-plate tintype is a very clear studio view of a Confederate lieutenant colonel wear frock coat, narrow brim hat, gauntlets and tall boots. He has tilted his hat slightly to one side… (1138-2029). Learn More »

YOUNG CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN QUARTERMASTER ISSUE SHELL JACKET

YOUNG CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN QUARTERMASTER ISSUE SHELL JACKET

This young Confederate wears a gray shell jacket with shoulder tabs, a low, standing collar, and showing nine small buttons. It is likely a Richmond Depot product, fitting the specifications for a… (1154-02B). Learn More »

LIKELY SOUTHERN OUTDOOR TINTYPE OF MAN AND HORSE

LIKELY SOUTHERN OUTDOOR TINTYPE OF MAN AND HORSE

This sixth plate tintype is housed in an embossed leatherette case and shows a young man in a very wide-brimmed hat posed next to a saddled horse. He is in shirtsleeves, turned to the viewer’s… (1138-1997). Learn More »

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BENJAMIN KEYS 21st GEORGIA, DIED OF WOUNDS AT GROVETON (SECOND MANASSAS)

BENJAMIN KEYS 21st GEORGIA, DIED OF WOUNDS AT GROVETON (SECOND MANASSAS)

This sixth plate ambrotype was identified from a companion tintype and shows Benjamin F. Keys, Co. G 21st Georgia, seated, with his arms folded at his waist. He wears a gray jacket with standing… (1139-57). Learn More »

IDENTIFIED MUSICIAN OF THE PETERSBURG MILITIA

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,… (1138-1866). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE VOLUNTEER WITH SLOUCH HAT AND IMPORT ENGLISH ARMY SHIRT

CONFEDERATE VOLUNTEER WITH SLOUCH HAT AND IMPORT ENGLISH ARMY SHIRT

This sixth-plate tintype is from the collection of Bill Turner and shows a young, mustached Confederate, posed sitting with his slouch hat on the table beside him, wearing an imported British army… (1138-1957). Learn More »

VERY UNUSUAL AMBROTYPE OF A CS CAVALRY TROOPER

VERY UNUSUAL AMBROTYPE OF A CS CAVALRY TROOPER

This is nice ambrotype of sixth plate size shows a Confederate first lieutenant in gray frock coat, seated next to a table with a floral cover on it and large book on which he rests one elbow, with… (1138-1885). Learn More »

1840s ARMED MILITIA MAN WITH COCKADE AND “JG” HAT INSIGNIA

1840s ARMED MILITIA MAN WITH COCKADE AND “JG” HAT INSIGNIA

This sixth plate daguerreotype dates to the early or mid-1840s, having a simple octagonal mat and glass with no frame or “preserver.” It is also housed in simple leatherette cast with embossed… (1138-1929). Learn More »

GREAT QUARTER-PLATE TINTYPE OUTDOOR VIEW OF A GROUP OF UNION SOLDIERS & THEIR CAMP

GREAT QUARTER-PLATE TINTYPE OUTDOOR VIEW OF A GROUP OF UNION SOLDIERS & THEIR CAMP

The subject of this image is ten Union soldiers wearing dark forage caps and light-colored overcoats standing in front of their camp. None of the soldiers wear any accoutrements. Several wear their… (2021-920). Learn More »

QUARTER-PLATE TINTYPE OF TWO UNION SOLDIERS WITH MOUNTS

QUARTER-PLATE TINTYPE OF TWO UNION SOLDIERS WITH MOUNTS

Outdoor view of two standing Union soldiers holding their horses reins in a field. The soldier closest to the camera wears a dark forage cap, dark double-breasted frockcoat and light trousers with a… (2021-921). Learn More »

FIRST LIEUTENANT DAVID T. POYNER, VIRGINIA MILITIA, CA. 1859; CAPTAIN BRUNSWICK GUARD, CO. A, 5th VIRGINIA BATTALION OF INFANTRY 1861

FIRST LIEUTENANT DAVID T. POYNER, VIRGINIA MILITIA, CA. 1859; CAPTAIN BRUNSWICK GUARD, CO. A, 5th VIRGINIA BATTALION OF INFANTRY 1861

This wonderful image was published on the back cover of Military Images in 2007. Poyner is shown seated in this sixth plate ambrotype cradling his 1850 pattern foot officer’s sword and wearing a… (1138-1858). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN UNIFORM, LOY FAMILY OF VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN UNIFORM, LOY FAMILY OF VIRGINIA

This sixth-plate ambrotype shows a young Confederate soldier seated, wearing a dark forage cap or kepi, and light color uniform jacket with standing collar and shoulder tabs. Eight buttons are visible… (1138-1861). Learn More »

SCARCE TINTYPE OF GENERAL WILLIAM STARKE, LOUISIANA BRIGADE, KILLED IN ACTION AT ANTIETAM WHILE IN DIVISION COMMAND

SCARCE TINTYPE OF GENERAL WILLIAM STARKE, LOUISIANA BRIGADE, KILLED IN ACTION AT ANTIETAM WHILE IN DIVISION COMMAND

This very clear sixth-plate tintype is from the collection of the late Bill Turner and shows William Edwin Starke as Lieutenant Colonel. He is posed wearing an early war Confederate uniform showing… (1138-1839). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE TINTYPE OF TWO COMRADES IN THE VETERAN RESERVE CORPS (?)

SIXTH PLATE TINTYPE OF TWO COMRADES IN THE VETERAN RESERVE CORPS (?)

These two comrades are posed with one seated and the other standing next to him with his hand resting on his shoulder. Both wear light-colored jackets trimmed with darker piping, hold dark forage… (1138-1821). Learn More »

IMPOSING SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICER WITH CAP INSIGNIA AND CAPED OVERCOAT

IMPOSING SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICER WITH CAP INSIGNIA AND CAPED OVERCOAT

This extremely clear 6th plate tintype shows a scarce example of South Carolina hat insignia on the front of his tall kepi. He wears a light color, probably gray, caped overcoat with falling collar… (1138-1809). Learn More »

INTERESTING OUTDOOR TINTYPE OF ELEVEN UNION SOLDIERS & THEIR DRUMMER

INTERESTING OUTDOOR TINTYPE OF ELEVEN UNION SOLDIERS & THEIR DRUMMER

This outdoor sixth-plate view shows what may be the remains of a Union infantry Company after some months campaigning. At first glance it just appears to show 12 soldiers lined up in a field in front… (2021-923). Learn More »


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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. Whitehurst” and holding a shield or plaque with… (1138-1799). Learn More »

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