October 06, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


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Civil War Sixth Plate Ambrotype of Soldier, Possibly Confederate

Early Civil War, sixth-plate ambrotype of a soldier in what appears to be a black kepi & jacket, found by consignor with grey-coated Confederates in Lynchburg, Virginia. The image is housed in a full (probably pre-war) leather daguerreotype case that is separated at the spine.

The style of the soldier's kepi, the darker-than-blue color of his uniform, and the fact that this is an ambrotype rather than a tintype all indicate that he served in an early-war unit of the Confederate Army. It is possible he wears the uniform of a pre-war militia company from the Lynchburg or Bedford County area of Virginia, that became part of a CSA unit. The soldier is otherwise unidentified. The tablecloth has a distinctive design and invites further research.


 

Condition:

There are some minor abrasions, dust specks & spots on the emulsion of the image but it is otherwise in good condition. The image is housed in a full (probably pre-war) leather daguerreotype case that is separated at the spine.

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$120
10/06/2016