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NINTH PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF A MAN WITH A BELT KNIFE

NINTH PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF A MAN WITH A BELT KNIFE

The subject of this image looks to be a middle-aged man seated in front of a painted backdrop of a lake surrounded by hills and trees. He wears a dark frockcoat with a felt collar and light trousers.… (1138-1920). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A VERY SELF-ASSURED BLACK WOMAN CA 1860

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A VERY SELF-ASSURED BLACK WOMAN CA 1860

In this striking view dating about 1860, the woman is posed seated on a wood chair that is turned slightly so that she can rest one arm on its back and casually drape one hand down to display two… (1138-2038). Learn More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »

CONFEDERATE PRIVATE IN QM ISSUE JACKET

CONFEDERATE PRIVATE IN QM ISSUE JACKET

This is a nice, clear 6th plate ambrotype of a Confederate private in an issue jacket. He is seated beside a table on which he rests his elbow. The table comes up rather high on his side. He wears a… (1138-1865). Learn More »

FANTASTICALLY CLEAR AMBROTYPE OF A YOUNG CONFEDERATE ARTILLERYMAN

FANTASTICALLY CLEAR AMBROTYPE OF A YOUNG CONFEDERATE ARTILLERYMAN

Beautiful, waist-up, ninth-plate image of a young, clean-shaven Southern artilleryman wearing a light shell jacket with cloth epaulettes and red tinted collar, cuffs and piping. The tinting is really… (1139-49). Learn More »


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US MODEL 1860 AMES CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER WITH WOOD LINED STEEL SCABBARD

Manufactured: Chicopee, Mass. Maker: Ames Mfg. Co. Year: Civil War Model: M1860 Size: 35 inch blade Condition: Excellent+ This regulation M1860 Cavalry Officer has the decorated guard with the eagle, decorated branches and pommel. The grip is… (870-122). Learn More »

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