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SIXTH-PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF TWO ARMED MEMBERS OF THE 4TH MISSOURI INFANTRY

SIXTH-PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF TWO ARMED MEMBERS OF THE 4TH MISSOURI INFANTRY

The subjects of this exceptionally clear ambrotype are identified as Ludwig and Louis Reifsteck. Ludwig stands at left wearing a dark kepi, light-colored overcoat with cape and a white buff belt with… (2021-930). Learn More »

$950.00
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VERY UNUSUAL AMBROTYPE OF A CS CAVALRY TROOPER

VERY UNUSUAL AMBROTYPE OF A CS CAVALRY TROOPER

This 6th plate ambrotype is quite wonderful in showing a real Confederate cavalry trooper much as Hollywood liked to portray him. In fact, this is one of those images that excites loud comments from… (1138-1820). Learn More »

6th PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A DAPPER SIX-YEAR-OLD

6th PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A DAPPER SIX-YEAR-OLD

This crystal clear ambrotype shows a young boy posed wearing a cap and holding what seem to be a very fashionable thin walking stick. He is fashionably attired in open jacket, fastened only at the… (1138-1915). Learn More »

WONDERFUL PAIRED AMBROTYPE AND TINTYPE OF JAMES MARCELLUS SMITH, DRUMMER COMPANY K 14th NEW HAMPSHIRE: CAMP AND FIELD!

WONDERFUL PAIRED AMBROTYPE AND TINTYPE OF JAMES MARCELLUS SMITH, DRUMMER COMPANY K 14th NEW HAMPSHIRE: CAMP AND FIELD!

This cased pair of images shows a young and rather feminine looking James Marcellus Smith in a 6th plate ambrotype on the right, wearing his musician’s frock coat and posed as if playing his drum.… (2021-810). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE PRIVATE IN SHELL JACKET – JUST JOINED UP?

CONFEDERATE PRIVATE IN SHELL JACKET – JUST JOINED UP?

This cased 6th plate ambrotype shows a young Confederate private in a shell jacket with standing collar and shoulder straps. The photographer has lightly tinted his cheeks but has not tinted any other… (1138-1936). Learn More »

$2,000.00
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CONFEDERATE CAVALRYMAN WITH KERR REVOLVER., POSSIBLY A MARYLANDER IN THE 18th VIRGINIA CAVALRY

CONFEDERATE CAVALRYMAN WITH KERR REVOLVER., POSSIBLY A MARYLANDER IN THE 18th VIRGINIA CAVALRY

This sixth plate ambrotype shows an armed Confederate soldier wearing a Richmond Depot Type-II jacket with the high-dome recessed-center wood buttons supplied by John and George Gibson starting in… (1138-1804). Learn More »

$1,950.00
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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 »

SPECTACULARLY CHARGED AMBROTYPE OF A BLACK NURSE AND WHITE CHILD

SPECTACULARLY CHARGED AMBROTYPE OF A BLACK NURSE AND WHITE CHILD

This sixth-plate ruby ambrotype has some spotting to the surface of the plate, but such strong clarity and subject matter it hardly matters. Housed in a good leatherette case embossed on both sides… (1138-2036). Learn More »

AN IMPOSING FIGURE: ABRAHAM GROSS, CO. B, 4th VIRGINIA INFANTRY, THE FORT LEWIS VOLUNTEERS, STONEWALL BRIGADE, FIRST BULL RUN!

AN IMPOSING FIGURE: ABRAHAM GROSS, CO. B, 4th VIRGINIA INFANTRY, THE FORT LEWIS VOLUNTEERS, STONEWALL BRIGADE, FIRST BULL RUN!

The Confederate soldier in this ultra-clear 6th plate ambrotype is identified by a family note in the back of the case and the initials of his company’s local designation spelled out in brass… (1138-1948). Learn More »

CAPTAIN W.W. RANDOLPH: LIKELY WILLIAM WELFORD RANDOLPH, 2nd VIRGINIA, LATER LT. COLONEL, KIA THE WILDERNESS 1864

CAPTAIN W.W. RANDOLPH: LIKELY WILLIAM WELFORD RANDOLPH, 2nd VIRGINIA, LATER LT. COLONEL, KIA THE WILDERNESS 1864

Identified as Capt. W.W. Randolf (sic) in the files of the late Bill Turner, noted Virginia collector and dealer, this six plate ambrotype shows Randolph seated with one hand on his thigh and the… (1138-1803). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN MONITOR CASE

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN MONITOR CASE

This southern soldier is shown seated, resting one elbow on a table beside him. He wears a double-breasted frock coat and is likely an officer, though we don’t see any rank insignia. The image has… (1138-1893). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF TWO YOUNG DOCTORS IN THE OFFICE

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF TWO YOUNG DOCTORS IN THE OFFICE

This very unusual and striking six-plate ambrotype dates about 1855-1860 and shows two young doctors posed seated, perhaps in celebration of recent graduation from a medical school or formation of a… (1138-1891). Learn More »

PRE-WAR VIRGINIA MILITIA OFFICER

PRE-WAR VIRGINIA MILITIA OFFICER

This sixth-plate ambrotype is from the collection of the late Bill Turner and was marked by him as a Virginia militia officer, an identification with which we agree. The state’s 1858 regulations… (1138-1901). 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 »

FANTASTIC QUARTER-PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF CAPTAIN G. W. WATERS COMMANDING JEFFERSON BARRACKS MISSOURI

FANTASTIC QUARTER-PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF CAPTAIN G. W. WATERS COMMANDING JEFFERSON BARRACKS MISSOURI

Image shows Captain George Washington Waters mounted on his horse in a field with trees and a small building in the background. The image has a little oxidation around the edges but the rider and… (1139-17). Learn More »

AMBROTYPE OF JOSEPH C. SEXTON, 4th VIRGINIA, STONEWALL BRIGADE, PROMOTED CAPTAIN AND MAJOR, GORDON’S DIVISION COMMISSARY AT APPOMATTOX

AMBROTYPE OF JOSEPH C. SEXTON, 4th VIRGINIA, STONEWALL BRIGADE, PROMOTED CAPTAIN AND MAJOR, GORDON’S DIVISION COMMISSARY AT APPOMATTOX

The interior of the back of the case has a period pencil inscription reading “J.C. Sexton / Wytheville Va.” along with some measurements and details such as “Hair Black. . . ,” indicating a… (1138-1816). Learn More »

$3,250.00
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GEORGE WASHINGTON KURTZ, 5th VIRGINIA, WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG, CAPTURED AT SPOTSYLVANIA, EX-BILL TURNER COLLECTION

GEORGE WASHINGTON KURTZ, 5th VIRGINIA, WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG, CAPTURED AT SPOTSYLVANIA, EX-BILL TURNER COLLECTION

Housed in a “Constitution and the Laws” thermoplastic case, this sixth plate ambrotype shows George Washington Kurtz seated wearing a single breasted gray frock coat with brass buttons, opened to… (1138-1848). Learn More »

$5,500.00
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TWO CONFEDERATE ARTILLERYMEN

TWO CONFEDERATE ARTILLERYMEN

This sixth plate ambrotype shows two Confederate enlisted artillerymen, in a two-thirds length seated pose, both wearing caps and jackets trimmed red by the photographer. The soldier on the left has… (1138-2020). Learn More »

$795.00
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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 »

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 »


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RARE CONFEDERATE SHARPS CARBINE CARTRIDGES WITH JEFFERSON DAVIS CONNECTION

Three Confederate Sharps paper cartridges, mounted in riker box [8.5 x 6.25”], with the accompanying note: “RARE CONFEDERATE PAPER CARTRIDGE [2 RINGS BULLETS]. These Were Suppose to have been Found in Pres. Jeff Davis Home After the War. From the… (696-42). Learn More »

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