Ambrotypes

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SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF DAVID A. BISSETT, VMI AND 13th VA CAVALRY, WOUNDED AND CAPTURED, LIEUTENANT IN 1864

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF DAVID A. BISSETT, VMI AND 13th VA CAVALRY, WOUNDED AND CAPTURED, LIEUTENANT IN 1864

David Aloysius Bissett was born in Petersburg, VA, in 1842 and entered the Virginia Military Institute in July 1860 as a member of the Class of 1864. He is shown here in a 6th plate ambrotype wearing… (846-203). Learn More »

$5,900.00
Originally $7,500.00

EXTRAORDINARY SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF COL. DAVID ADDISON WEISIGER, LATER BRIGADIER GENERAL C.S.A., WITH FELLOW VA MILITIA OFFICER AT CHARLESTOWN, VIRGINIA, FOR THE HANGING OF JOHN BROWN 1859

EXTRAORDINARY SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF COL. DAVID ADDISON WEISIGER, LATER BRIGADIER GENERAL C.S.A., WITH FELLOW VA MILITIA OFFICER AT CHARLESTOWN, VIRGINIA, FOR THE HANGING OF JOHN BROWN 1859

This is an extremely rare, identified ambrotype, one of fewer than a dozen known taken of Virginia militia officers and men assembled at Charlestown, Virginia, in late 1859 as security forces for the… (846-201). Learn More »

$8,900.00
Originally $12,500.00

EARLY 1920’S REPRODUCTION RECTANGULAR C.S.A. BELT BUCKLE RECOVERED NEAR SPOTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE IN 1960

EARLY 1920’S REPRODUCTION RECTANGULAR C.S.A. BELT BUCKLE RECOVERED NEAR SPOTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE IN 1960

Plate is sand cast brass with nice dark patina overall and a very nice “C.S.A.” at center. Reverse has all three brass hooks. A close examination reveals some lumps and bumps to the casting as… (33-250). Learn More »

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

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

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

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
ON HOLD

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF UNION GENERAL R.B. MITCHELL: MEXICAN WAR, KANSAS FREE-STATER, WIA WILSON’S CREEK, DIVISION COMMANDER AT PERRYVILLE

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF UNION GENERAL R.B. MITCHELL: MEXICAN WAR, KANSAS FREE-STATER, WIA WILSON’S CREEK, DIVISION COMMANDER AT PERRYVILLE

This sixth-plate ambrotype shows Brigadier General Robert Byington Mitchell in a seated pose from the waist up, wearing his regulation general’s uniform and turned slightly to display the brigadier… (846-244). Learn More »

NINTH PLATE IMAGE OF YOUNG MAN IN VERY NICE UNION CASE

NINTH PLATE IMAGE OF YOUNG MAN IN VERY NICE UNION CASE

Image is a chest up view of a young man, possibly in his late teens, wearing a dark civilian suit, white shirt and bowtie. Image has very good clarity and contrast and comes housed in the usual… (1043-273). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Image shows the mother seated with her daughter standing next to her with the child’s hand resting on her mother’s shoulder. The mother wears a dark dress with a white lace collar and white under… (1054-701). Learn More »

NINTH-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF SOLDIER

NINTH-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF SOLDIER

This is a cased ambrotype of a seated soldier. He is posed wearing a piped frock coat. Image is slightly dark with light oxidation around the perimeter. Stamped copper frame features military motifs.… (P14304). Learn More »

$125.00
ON HOLD

POSTMORTEM RUBY AMBROTYPE OF A CHILD IN A UNION CASE

POSTMORTEM RUBY AMBROTYPE OF A CHILD IN A UNION CASE

Photograph is a sixth-plate image of a child between four and six years old lying on a bed of white pillows or cushions. His hair is neatly combed and he wears a dark jacket with white under sleeves… (1043-262). Learn More »

SUPER FIRST-CLASS QUARTER-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A MILITIA MUSICIAN

SUPER FIRST-CLASS QUARTER-PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A MILITIA MUSICIAN

Full standing image of a militia musician posed between a table and chair. The young clean-shaven subject wears a dark swallow-tail coat and white trousers with dark leg stripes on each side seam. The… (1054-169). Learn More »

IDENTIFIED SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF WOMAN IN VERY NICE UNION CASE

IDENTIFIED SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF WOMAN IN VERY NICE UNION CASE

Very nice bust image of a woman identified as Elizabeth Scattergood. She exhibits a typical 1840’s-50’s hairstyle and wears a dark dress with a white lace collar and a cameo brooch. Image has… (P14083). Learn More »

FRAMED QUARTERPLATE AMBROTYPE OF TWO FRIENDS SMOKING CIGARS

FRAMED QUARTERPLATE AMBROTYPE OF TWO FRIENDS SMOKING CIGARS

Image shows two men seated at a cloth covered table. The man on the left wears a light-colored high crown hat with a matching light-colored suit jacket with matching trousers. Under the jacket is a… (P14100). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A SEATED SOUTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE SOLDIER DISPLAYING A PHOTOGRAPHIC CASE FOR THE CAMERA

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A SEATED SOUTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE SOLDIER DISPLAYING A PHOTOGRAPHIC CASE FOR THE CAMERA

This nice view of a young southern soldier comes from an estate in Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina. No family name has been preserved, but units such as the 4th, 5th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 17th… (141-120). Learn More »

$1,100.00
Originally $1,250.00

FRAMED 1/2 PLATE SIZE AMBROTYPE OF AN UNIDENTIFIED OFFICER, POSSIBLY WITH THE 12TH NEW YORK STATE MILITIA

FRAMED 1/2 PLATE SIZE AMBROTYPE OF AN UNIDENTIFIED OFFICER, POSSIBLY WITH THE 12TH NEW YORK STATE MILITIA

Here is a fine, half-plate size, outdoor view ambrotype of an unidentified soldier set in a contemporary wooden frame. Taken outdoors in what appears to be the backyard of a home, this image is a bit… (P12618). Learn More »

$550.00
Originally $850.00

SIXTH PLATE TINTYPE OF YOUNG BOY WITH DOG

SIXTH PLATE TINTYPE OF YOUNG BOY WITH DOG

This is a three-quarter sitting view of a young boy sitting in a chair. Next to him, on top of what appears to be a trunk, is a dog. Boy is wearing a fancy, dark colored jacket and trousers with a… (894-13). Learn More »

$235.00
Originally $295.00

QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF FAMILY, DATED 1856

QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF FAMILY, DATED 1856

This is a waist up view of a man who is posed with five women, possibly his wife, mother and three daughters or sisters. Man is wearing a dark colored frock coat with a white shirt and cravat which is… (798-24). Learn More »


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EARLY & SCARCE CIVIL WAR TIN SNARE DRUM WITH WASHINGTON PORTRAIT MADE BY JOHN LOWELL OF BANGOR, MAINE

Full size snare drum that meas. approx. 15.25 inches tall by 16.25 inches across. With the exception of the tension ropes, the drum is all original. The tin body is in excellent condition with only a few scattered shallow dings. The body surface has… (413-62). Learn More »

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