Ambrotypes

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SIXTH-PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF A SEATED CONFEDERATE

SIXTH-PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF A SEATED CONFEDERATE

This unknown subject wears a light-colored kepi with a dark band around its base and a light colored shell jacket with high collar. The jacket has an eight button front with all the buttons being… (286-1175). Learn More »

NINTH-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF SEATED SOLDIER WITH REVOLVER AND SIDE-KNIFE

NINTH-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF SEATED SOLDIER WITH REVOLVER AND SIDE-KNIFE

The seated subject is posed holding a pocket Colt in front of his chest with a long side-knife tucked in his belt. He also wears a dark forage cap and a dark open sack coat with buttons touched with… (2023-2949). Learn More »

VERY NICE QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF FIRST LIEUTENANT WITH SWORD IN PATRIOTIC CASE

VERY NICE QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF FIRST LIEUTENANT WITH SWORD IN PATRIOTIC CASE

Disheveled man posed in uniform. His outer appearance is that of a Union First Lieutenant with a saber. He wears a 9-button frock coat with First Lieutenant embroidered shoulder straps and holds a… (1221-50). Learn More »

QUARTER-PLATE AMBROTYPE AND TWO LETTERS OF CONFEDERATE OFFICER RUNNELS DAVIS, WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED AT THIRD WINCHESTER

QUARTER-PLATE AMBROTYPE AND TWO LETTERS OF CONFEDERATE OFFICER RUNNELS DAVIS, WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED AT THIRD WINCHESTER

Runnels Davis was born June 1, 1835. He was the first-born son of Alfred Ward Grayson Davis who was a roommate and third cousin, once removed, of future Confederate President Jefferson Davis at West… (846-521). Learn More »

$1,575.00
Originally $1,750.00

AMBROTYPE OF TWO CONFEDERATE ARTILLERYMEN BELIEVED TO BE VIRGINIANS

AMBROTYPE OF TWO CONFEDERATE ARTILLERYMEN BELIEVED TO BE VIRGINIANS

Image has some discoloration around the edges but the two unidentified subjects are clearly visible. The subjects are two clean shaven, young artillerymen seated side by side in identical uniforms… (846-520). Learn More »

$855.00
Originally $950.00

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 »

$1,200.00
Originally $1,500.00

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDER IN QM ISSUE JACKET

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDER IN QM ISSUE JACKET

This ambrotype is from the collection of the late Bill Turner and was noted by him as a Virginia Volunteer. He rests one elbow on a table and wears a nine-button jacket with shoulder straps, very much… (1138-1977). Learn More »

$1,000.00
Originally $1,250.00

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 »

$2,600.00
Originally $3,250.00

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 »

$1,200.00
Originally $1,500.00

BEFORE AND AFTER ENLISTING IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY

BEFORE AND AFTER ENLISTING IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY

This pair of sixth-plate ambrotypes is housed in a nice thermoplastic case with a geometric and floral border imitating a rustic frame, surrounding a scene of birds picking at a flowering plant. This… (1138-1834). Learn More »

$1,200.00
Originally $1,500.00

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 »

$1,000.00
Originally $1,200.00

VERY ATTRACTIVE DOUBLE CASED SIXTH-PLATE AMBROTYPES OF CIVILIAN AND CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN A RARE UNION CASE

VERY ATTRACTIVE DOUBLE CASED SIXTH-PLATE AMBROTYPES OF CIVILIAN AND CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN A RARE UNION CASE

The relationship between the two men pictured is not known but no doubt they are either brothers or the same man at different points in his life. The left side ambrotype is of a seated man sporting a… (1138-1975). Learn More »

$2,400.00
Originally $3,000.00

AMBROTYPE OF EARLY WAR CONFEDERATE OFFICER WITH SWORD

AMBROTYPE OF EARLY WAR CONFEDERATE OFFICER WITH SWORD

This ninth plate ambrotype shows a young Confederate officer from the knees up, seated in a studio with arm resting a table beside him, clutching his sword so that the hilt is visible to the camera.… (1138-1888). Learn More »

$1,400.00
Originally $1,750.00

AMBROTYPE OF IDENTIFIED MUSICIAN OF THE PETERSBURG MILITIA

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,… (1138-1866). Learn More »

$2,000.00
Originally $2,500.00

CONFEDERATE SERGEANT IN RICHMOND STYLE JACKET

CONFEDERATE SERGEANT IN RICHMOND STYLE JACKET

This sixth-plate ambrotype is housed in an embossed, leatherette case with a separated hinge, but is matted, glassed, and framed, and the facing pad is place. The image is very clear and shows a… (1139-52). Learn More »

$2,000.00
Originally $2,500.00

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 »

$3,160.00
Originally $3,950.00

WONDERFUL HALF-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A CONFEDERATE CAPTAIN

WONDERFUL HALF-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A CONFEDERATE CAPTAIN

This perfectly crystal-clear photograph of a seated Confederate officer is only slightly marred by a three-branched crack in the lower right portion of the plate. The cracks are hair thin with only a… (846-514). Learn More »

$5,355.00
Originally $5,950.00

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF “DOCTOR AMISS” EX-BILL TURNER COLLECTION

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF “DOCTOR AMISS” EX-BILL TURNER COLLECTION

This very clear ambrotype shows a young man in officer’s uniform at left with his arm draped protectively behind a younger girl on the right. He wears an 1839 pattern forage cap and an officer’s… (1138-1897). Learn More »

$1,800.00
Originally $2,250.00

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A MILITIA OFFICER WITH SWORD AND PISTOL, LIKELY VIRGINIA

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A MILITIA OFFICER WITH SWORD AND PISTOL, LIKELY VIRGINIA

This member of a militia company has donned white gloves and shows off a Model 1850 foot officer’s sword for his portrait, but has left the rain cover on his kepi. He wears a light colored frock… (1138-1980). Learn More »

$3,160.00
Originally $3,950.00

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 »

$2,600.00
Originally $3,250.00


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TWO PEN AND INK DRAWINGS BY ALFRED WAUD / HORATIO WAIT OF BLOCKADING SCENES OFF MOBILE 1863

Working as a special artist for Harpers Weekly from late 1861 through 1865, Alfred R. Waud (1828-1891) is one of the best-known Civil War artists. In postwar years he was connected with Century Magazine, which published numerous accounts of the Civil… (557-12). Learn More »

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