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THE NORFOLK LIGHT ARTILLERY BLUES! IMPRESSIVE HALF PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE BY WHITEHURST IN A WONDERFUL WHITEHURST CASE

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.… (1138-1799). Learn More »

CASED OPALOTYPE OF MAJOR ROBERT M. SULLY, CS ENGINEERS

CASED OPALOTYPE OF MAJOR ROBERT M. SULLY, CS ENGINEERS

Opalotypes were positive images created on milk glass. This sixth-plate is housed in thermoplastic figural case showing a mother and baby and has a Holmes, Booth and Hayden label in the back, on the… (1138-2006). 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 »

SIXTH-PLATE OUTDOOR TINTYPE OF THE MCMECHEN HOUSE AND STORE IN MOOREFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA

SIXTH-PLATE OUTDOOR TINTYPE OF THE MCMECHEN HOUSE AND STORE IN MOOREFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA

Great outdoor view of the McMechen house and store on Main St. in Moorefield, West Virginia. The house and store fill the right side of the image with another home visible in the background. The left… (1138-1805). Learn More »

SIXTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF AN ARMED UNION SOLDIER

SIXTH-PLATE TINTYPE OF AN ARMED UNION SOLDIER

Knees-up view of an unidentified Union soldier wearing a dark forage cap, dark frockcoat and light trousers. He wears a cartridge box with a sling plate that has been touched with gilt and a waistbelt… (1139-12). 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 »

CONFEDERATE LIEUTENANT JAMES WEST PEGRAM OF THE “FIGHTING PEGRAM FAMILY” SHOWN AS ADJUTANT OF THE 57th VIRGINIA OR EARLY DUTY ON ARMISTEAD’S STAFF

CONFEDERATE LIEUTENANT JAMES WEST PEGRAM OF THE “FIGHTING PEGRAM FAMILY” SHOWN AS ADJUTANT OF THE 57th VIRGINIA OR EARLY DUTY ON ARMISTEAD’S STAFF

James West Pegram (1839-1881) was a member of the “fighting Pegram family,” which claimed at least ten members in Confederate service. His two brothers were both killed in 1865: Brigadier General… (1138-1871). 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 »

YOUNG BOY IN CONFEDERATE JACKET WITH WOOD BUTTONS

YOUNG BOY IN CONFEDERATE JACKET WITH WOOD BUTTONS

In this image a very young boy wearing a Confederate jacket looks out at us. He is seated in a gothic style wood chair, sitting somewhat forward on the seat, perhaps in an effort to look larger. He… (1138-1998). 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 »

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 »

TWO VIRGINIANS ARMED FOR CLOSE-IN WORK

TWO VIRGINIANS ARMED FOR CLOSE-IN WORK

This sixth plate ambrotype has some wipes and stains, but great content. It comes from the collection of the late Bill Turner and shows two Confederate stalwarts, certainly Virginians by Bill’s… (1138-1953). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR EARLY VOLUNTEER WITH M1855 RIFLE, READY FOR THE FIGHT

CIVIL WAR EARLY VOLUNTEER WITH M1855 RIFLE, READY FOR THE FIGHT

This sixth plate ambrotype is a full-standing portrait of what is likely an early war newly minted Union volunteer showing off his uniform and gear, so far as it had been issued. He wears a forage… (1138-1921). 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 »


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THE ONLY KNOWN WIDMANN 1840 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER: DATED 1844

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a one-of-a-kind U.S. cavalry officer’s saber. Frederick W. Widmann emigrated to the U.S. in 1816 and set up business in Philadelphia as a die-sinker and sword-mounter using imported sword blades by 1825.… (870-279). Learn More »

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