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Item #69989 Sixth plate tintype of a Federal infantryman. Dressed in his sack coat and cap. He wears a full compliment of US accouterments including a cartridge box and cap box and empty bayonet scabbard. Resting on his musket which is held in front. Posed in front of this Art Deco stylized back drop. I believe this is an Ohio back drop if I am not mistaken. Housed in a half leatherette case. Nice image. $395.00

                                    
                                      
Item #12614 Double cased ninth plate tintype of a Federal cavalryman and his wife. Standing pose of this cavalryman dressed in his re-enforced cavalry trousers and cavalry service jacket. Brass shoulder scales are worn along with a nice black felt slouch cap. Neat military themed back drop with a number of large white canvas tents in the background with the sky tinted with shades of red and a number of clouds shown. His wife is dressed in a large dress tinted blue and wears a large cameo which hangs from a necklace worn around the neck. The pair comes housed in a double sided thermoplastic case. No identifications on the two however. $225.00

                     
Item #89901 Outstanding half plate ambrotype of this Federal infantryman posed with his wife and two daughters. Obviously taken during the winter months as all four are bundled up against the cold weather. The infantryman sits dressed in his great coat and cape and wearing his canteen over the shoulder. His trousers have been rolled up considerably to keep them out of the snow and he sports a brand new pair of brogans. He is flanked to one side by his young wife while holding her hand. She was a woman of very small stature as he is nearly as tall as she is while sitting in his chair. She is not much taller than the oldest daughter who is still quite young. To his other side stands his daughter holding onto her fathers hand. Her younger sister stands to the far side holding onto her sisters hand and intently staring skyward. Perhaps mesmerized by the falling snow as young children often times are. She would have clearly been able to see it coming down through the skylight. It was interesting enough to hold her gaze for the duration of the photo sitting. Wonderful view and one of the better views I have had of soldiers posed with their family in my opinion. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case but the spine is split. $2500.00 SALE PENDING!

                                 
                                 

Item #22726 Neat little ninth plate ambrotype of an unidentified New Hampshire infantryman. Nice chest up view of this infantryman dressed in his New Hampshire frock. This one has the original photographers card still tucked behind the image by D.A. Simons's of Manchester, N.H. There are also several newspaper clippings tucked behind the image dating to 1863. Neat little image. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $175.00 SOLD!


Item #46641 Quarter plate ambrotype of two pre-war militia soldiers. I would presume possibly a father serving as an officer photographed with his young enlisted son. The officer sits dressed in a dark blue frock and wearing gold bullion fringed epaulets. His kepi is worn with a lower band of red and yellow and decorated with a large ostrich plume. It looks to be the numeral "7" pinned to the front of his cap also. His younger under study sits dressed in this unusual jacket with cloth shoulder tabs. A white buff cross belt and waist belt are also worn. He wears a similar cap minus the plume and numeral. Both cradle a sword in their lap as well. This one does have a crack through it as you can see but it has been taped and is very stable. Some emulsion missing in the lower left hand corner as well. Housed in a very nice full thermoplastic case. $500.00

Item #75654 Quarter plate tintype of a newly recruited Federal cavalryman. Seated pose of this handsome horse soldier. He sits dressed in a brand new cavalry service jacket. So new it still has the wrinkles in it from the packaging crate. He still wears a pair of civilian trousers as he apparently hasn't yet received his heavy cavalry trousers. Beautiful, clear view. This one is trimmed down horizontally along the right and left side of the plate so that the mat just covers the edge. Still a wonderful image. It comes housed in a very nice full thermoplastic case as well. $350.00


Item #76676 Sixth plate tintype of two Federal infantry NCO's. Beautiful image. The pair stand at attention armed with rare M1861 Springfield rifles. Both men stand dressed in infantry frock's. Corporal stripes are worn by the man to the left and the rank of sergeant to the right. US waist belts are worn with the cap box. Housed in a full patriotic Union case but it does have a chip out of it. Really sharp looking image. $850.00

                       

Item #68722 Super awesome sixth plate ambrotype of this unidentified Zouave musician. He sits in this chair side ways with his arm resting over the back. Dressed in a simple 4 button sack coat and trousers. He sports a red fez with a blue tassel which was indicative of a number of Zouave units. Armed with a holstered revolver worn on the belt which you can clearly see resting on his thigh. In his lap rests an over the shoulder Eb Contrabass Saxhorn and a beautiful one at that! He is posed with fingers on the piston valves ready to play a tune. Rare view as I have seen very few Zouave musicians. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine and homemade silk cover pad. The lining of the image has also been decorated in the same manner. Very neat view! $950.00 SALE PENDING! 


Item #37743 Sixth plate tintype. This image is a bit of a mystery. We have a yank dressed in a infantry musicians frock and artillery trousers. An old tag glued to the back of the image identified the subject as "Andrew Yerdon". Andrew would serve in the 153rd New York Infantry but would die from "congestion of the lungs" in September, 1865. He would not serve as a musician or in an artillery unit as far as a can tell. This may in fact be Solomon Yerdon who would serve in the 14th New York Heavy Artillery although I am at a loss as to why he would be wearing an infantry musicians frock. Whoever his identity might be, he is posed in front of this back drop associated with Pulaski, Tennessee. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case with patriotic matting. Good research project. $475.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #89700 Killer quarter plate tintype of this two Federal infantryman. This image has a great look to it. The two foot soldier sit in chairs with legs crossed and dressed in infantry frocks. One of the men wears a nice wheel cap. Both men appear to be armed with Austrian Lorenz muskets which they hold tight up against the shoulder. One of the men is also armed with a bone handled Bowie knife and the other with a revolver tucked into the belt. Super nice image with great clarity! Housed in a full leatherette case. $1100.00


Item #66765 Sixth plate tintype of a unidentified rebel infantryman. Most likely hailing from the state of North Carolina as he is dressed in this grey six button jacket with rounded front. He displays a rare French imported Pattern 1851 Minie Rifle. The Lovell catch bayonet for the rifle can be seen on his hip housed in the scabbard. It is known that a number of troops garrisoned at Fort Fisher were in fact issued these rare rifles which gives further credibility to his affiliation with that state. This one does have some surface abrasions as you can see. Housed in a half leatherette case. $2500.00


Item #23155 Killer ninth plate ruby ambrotype of this well armed rebel. Dressed in a dark military frock with another heavy wool coat worn underneath. A belt is worn around the outside of the frock with double roller buckles. He is armed with this fantastic D-Guard bowie knife with decorative guard. I don't think you could get a finer point on that thing if you tried. That's one dangerous looking knife. Armed with a single shot percussion pistol as well. This one does unfortunately have a fine crack in it running diagonally from corner to corner. Still an impressive image. Housed in a full leatherette case. $1850.00


Item #11252 Beautiful quarter plate ruby ambrotype of this Federal lieutenant. Absolute stunning clarity to this image. This young officer sits dressed in his frock wearing the rank of 2nd lieutenant. A McDowell pattern cap is worn with an embroidered infantry horn worn on the front with his regimental designation. The numbers are slightly blurred but it looks like perhaps the number "29". He sits cradling this magnificent officers sword and wearing a M1851 eagle waist belt plate over his sash. The clarity of this image is just superb. Ruby ambrotypes are by far my favorite format simply for that reason. Unfortunately this officer is yet to be identified. Housed in a half leatherette case. $750.00

                     

Item #49494 Double cased pair of husband and wife ninth plate images. Superb ninth plate ruby ambrotype of this young lady in a blue dress which has been wonderfully tinted. Crystal clear image with beautiful blue eyes. The second view is a ninth plate tintype of this cavalry sergeant. Heavily tinted cavalry chevrons on the sleeve and sporting a small multi-colored neck tie. These comes housed in a very nice double sided patriotic thermoplastic case. $395.00


Item #48766 Sixth plate tintype of this hard drinking yank cavalryman. He already looks like he's 3 sheets to the wind. Seated pose wearing two jackets and a pair of re-enforced cavalry trousers. A large handkerchief is tucked into the fold of one jacket with a pocket watch chain and key hanging from the pocket. On the table beside him stands a bottle of booze and a tin cup. This does have an old clipped id to a lieutenant with the 134th New York Infantry with it but I don't believe it is correct as this fellow is wearing a cavalry jacket. I will however include it with the image. This one comes housed in a beat up half thermoplastic case. The emulsion on this one is unfortunately suffering from flaking in a couple locations as you can see. $195.00


Item #45534 Very neat sixth plate tintype of Federal line officer. Standing pose dressed in his infantry frock as he leans up against the pedestal at his side. He looks to be a 2nd lieutenant. His M1851 eagle waist belt is worn over his sash while he sports a pair of leather gauntlets. A McDowell pattern cap rests on the pedestal and he has propped up his Colt revolver in order to give a clear view of it. Apparently he must have been very proud of it. You can see the holster resting on his hip. This one has the last name of "POTT" scratched into the emulsion up above his head. There are a few possible matches if you would like a good research project. Really neat image. Full leatherette case. $650.00


Item #24310 Ninth plate ruby ambrotype of this young musician. Identified inside the case in period script as, "U. M. B. in the year 1862". This is most likely Uriah M. Browder who would enlist as a musician in Company K of the 94th Ohio Infantry during the summer of 1862. The regiment would see quite a bit of action. They would fight at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and all through the Atlanta Campaign along with a number of other engagements. Uriah would finally be mustered out with the regiment in June, 1865 fielding only 338 men of the original 1010 who had initially enlisted in the regiment. Housed in a full leatherette case. $395.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #28191 Drop dead beautiful sixth plate ruby ambrotype. One of the most beautiful ambro's I have ever seen. The coloring on this image is just spectacular. Seated pose of this yank infantryman dressed in his greatcoat and cape. Superb blue tinting to the coat and his trousers. A red scarf is worn around the neck with the coat worn over the top of it. His cap rests on a table beside him with this stunning green and pink floral pattern table cloth. Even his hands have been tinted to make them more life like. Just an absolute work of art! Housed in a full leatherette case with a repaired spine. $850.00


Item #48123 Outstanding sixth plate tintype of this unidentified Federal infantry captain. Crystal clear image of this very distinguished officer. Seated pose with his hand tucked into the fold of his frock. His gloved hand rests on the pommel of sword. That eagle waist plate couldn't be any more clear! A fine pair of Smith's patent shoulder straps are worn with the rank of captain clearly seen. Unfortunately I have thus far been unable to identify this subject with absolute certainly. Just a magnificent view of this officer. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $750.00


Item #79867 Ninth plate tintype dressed in this unusual jacket. It's not a frock and it's not your typical service jacket. Similar to a Schuylkill Arsenal infantry jacket but the buttons are not correct. It also lacks any trim although the photographer has taken the liberty to add cavalry cuff trim and sergeants stripes. Unfortunately the buttons are gilded over obscuring any state identity. This one comes housed in a very nice patriotic thermoplastic case and patriotic mat. $350.00

              
Item #34533 Neat little ninth plate ambrotype of this Federal artilleryman. Dressed in this service jacket which bears rimmed buttons rather than the typical un-rimmed eagle buttons. Most likely a state issue jacket. He wears his cap with the crown extended upward and completely missing the visor with just the chin strap across the front of the cap. Quite an unusual looking piece of headgear. Mounted in this wonderful thermoplastic frame. One small chip to one corner but otherwise nearly a pristine and hard to find case. $200.00

                      
                        
Item #55400 This is a neat pair of ninth plate tintypes of two unidentified Connecticut troops. Both images were taken in the same studio and appear to be outfitted with the same studio props. Both men are dressed in a dark grey uniform consisting of a 5 button sack coat with a large breast pocket and matching grey trousers. They also wear identical grey slouch caps. Connecticut troops were issued a number of odd accouterments. One of which was this heavy, woven cartridge box sling which is worn by both men. They also sport a US "baby" waist belt. Both armed with the identical pistol as well. Now whether or not the accouterment set was provided by the photographer or not is anybody's guess but the pistol most certainly was. Neat pair of images. These two come housed in a very nice double sided thermoplastic case. $600.00


Item #54987 Sharp looking sixth plate ambrotype of an early state volunteer. Not sure where this fellow is from. Mid western state most likely. Dressed in a dark blue, 8 button service jacket with cloth shoulders tabs and belt loops. He wears corporal stripes on the sleeve but you can clearly see they used to be sergeant stripes and the top chevron on each sleeve has been removed. Busted down in rank no doubt. The buttons along the front of the jacket are Federal eagle buttons. A nice and clear M1851 eagle waist belt is worn along with his sash. You can just see the scabbard for the sword that he holds jutting up from his hip. A very beat up cap is worn with infantry insignia and his company letter "F" pinned to the front. Sharp looking image. This one comes housed in a full patriotic thermoplastic case. $600.00


Item #61217 Sixth plate ambrotype by famed Richmond photographer Charles Rees. Done in the relievo style for which he is most noted for. Absolutely Rees's studio with the typical chair, tablecloth and book on the table as seen in many Rees views. Dressed in a grey uniform sporting black epaulettes and a collar trimmed in black cloth tape. This rebel is not identified but this is the uniform worn by the Richmond Grey's. They would see action in a number of battles fighting with the Army of Northern Virginia. More than half of them men from this regiment that went into the fight at Gettysburg didn't return. A unique feature of this soldier is that he has one blue eye and one brown eye. Both have been exquisitely tinted which highlights the skill for which Rees was known. This one is not signed by Rees unfortunately but still a wonderful example of his work. This one does come housed in a full thermoplastic case. $2000.00

                      
        
Item #80655 Sixth plate tintype of two accompanying carte views all taken in the same studio. These are believed to all be members of the same family. One of the carte views is identified on the reverse as "W. B. Brown". I do have a couple copies of paperwork from the family album which documented the births, deaths and marriages within the family dating back to 1827. I can't make heads or tails of who is who however. All three subjects are dressed in infantry frocks with their arm resting on a side table draped in this beautifully tinted blanket. Nice little grouping and research project for somebody. Neither of the carte views bare any back mark. The tin comes housed in a half leatherette case. All three for $295.00 


Item #33600 Sweet little ninth plate oval tintype of this dashing yank cavalryman. Nice up close view of this horse soldier dressed in his cavalry jacket. He sports this fantastic black felt slouch cap with a wonderful and large ostrich plume worn directly in the front of the cap. Wonderful example of what one would imagine when picturing a dashing cavalryman. This one comes housed in a full thermoplastic case but it does have a small piece missing out of the case right where the latch is. Wonderful image! $350.00


Item #27888 Sixth plate tintype of a unidentified member of the 1st or 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. This fellow however was most likely from the 2nd Rhode Island which recently became famous after the Ken Burns documentary and Elisha Hunt Rhodes. This Rhode Islander would serve with Company D which is pinned to the front of his cap. He is dressed in the classic Rhode Island blouse issued to members of the 1st and 2nd Rhode Island along with the dark blue chasseur kepi. A small shield badge is pinned to the front of his blouse and a ribbon hangs from his pocket with a pocket watch key seen swinging at the end. His pocket watch resting in his pocket out of site. A US waist belt is worn with a holster pistol worn on the belt. It looks to be a .32 cal. Merwin & Bay single shot derringer. Nice looking image from a hard to find state and historic regiment. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $465.00


Item #22199 Very nice ninth plate daguerreotype by famed New York artist Rufus Anson. Seldom seen war date daguerreotype of this officer with the rank of 1st lieutenant. As an officer he would have been in high demand in just a few short years when war came. He wears a pair of spectacles in this view. Unfortunately he is not identified. Housed in this full velvet oval case with Anson's mark on the pad. $950.00

                      
                     
Item #68342 Double cased sixth plate ambrotypes of a sergeant major and his wife. This NCO stands dressed in a rather unique frock. It appears to have 5 very large domed buttons running down the front, with cloth shoulder tabs and a slash pocket located on the breast. Nice, large sergeant majors chevrons are worn on the sleeve. A holstered revolver is worn front and center while his sword rests on his hip. His wife sits dressed in this wonderful and immense silk hoop skirt. I can't imagine how cumbersome and stifling a gown of that size must have been. She is draped in gold jewelry and her hair I can only assume took hours to be braided in such an unbelievable manner. How she managed to keep all of those small and perfect loops in her hair is beyond me! Unfortunately the pair is not identified. Wonderful pair of images with a rank you don't see to often. Housed in a quite nice double sided thermoplastic case. $650.00 


Item #33421 Wonderful little ninth plate tintype. I love the look of this image and the expression on his face. Dressed in this grey homespun wool-jean cloth jacket. Nice clarity to the image so that you can visibly see the weave of the jean cloth material. He was this fantastic row of "Goodyear Patent" hard-rubber buttons which run down the front of the jacket and really stand out. He wears this rather mischievous grin on his face while sporting this absolutely fantastic dark grey slouch cap. Just a great looking image. This one does have a tax stamp on the reverse but it is not dated. He may in fact be a recently paroled Confederate prisoner of war. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. This one does come with a 4 x 6 copy of General Orders No. 109 issued June 6, 1865 regarding the discharge of Confederate Prisoners of War. Great looking image! $350.00


Item #42545 Early sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a unidentified member of the 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry known as Birney's Zouaves. Dressed in the dark blue jacket, vest and trousers worn by the unit which was trimmed in red. Not long after being issued these uniforms the men found them to be rather unpractical and slowly moved towards switching them out for standard Federal issue uniforms. The regiment would fight in some of the fiercest engagements of the war. They would fight at Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and Cold Harbor and several others. At Cold Harbor the men would take a beating losing 75men killed and almost another 120 wounded. This one comes with a patriotic mat and housed in a full thermoplastic case. $600.00

                    
                      
Item #23443 Set of two tintype images of what appear to be mother, father and son based on the facial features of this young man and the two shown above. The first image is a quarter plate tintype of an aging husband and wife. He stands dressed in a nine button light gray military vest and grey civilian trousers. A single breasted dark wool coat is also worn with a small amount of cuff trim visible. His wife sits dressed in a black dress with white lace collar and a small brooch or cockade pinned to the front. What's really neat is it appears she must have been attending to some household sewing as she has at least 4 sewing needles stuck in the front pleats of her dress which you can clearly see. The second view is a ninth plate tintype showing a steely eyed soldier dressed in a double breasted Confederate jean-cloth frock coat with an external breast pocket. The face of the buttons are not visible but are of the rimmed, convex military type. A civilian vest is worn with a checkered pattern along with a dark button up shirt and paper collar. A thick multi colored cord hangs from his neck which most likely leads to a pocket watch. Unfortunately the subjects are not identified but they came out of Martinsville, Virginia. Neither of these have cases either. Just the brass mats, preservers and cover glass. $450.00

                  
                     
Item #28909 Quarter plate melainotype of three early war Confederate enlistee's. It would appear to be 3 brothers enlisting for the cause or perhaps one last photo before sending a brother off to war. The trio are shown in this view with hands embraced. It has been suggested that the man standing at center is the same man shown in the second image which is now housed in the LOC. The man seated at left is dressed in grey trousers which sport a black stripe down the trouser seam. He also wears a dark, double breasted coat with two rows of buttons featuring a flower pattern. Certainly not unusual for Confederate troops as I have seen flower buttons used on many occasions. The other two men are dressed in their Sunday best. Apparently this studio must have been quite small as there wasn't even enough room to move the extra chair out of the view of the camera lens. Beautifully clear image. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $850.00



Item #68744 Wonderful ninth plate tintype of this steely eyed old character. This one came out of Bertrand, Missouri. This old fellow has seen some miles which one can see on his weathered face and aging grey beard. Piercing blue eyes coldly stare into the camera. It would probably be a good bet this fellow took part in the Kansas/Missouri border wars and may have been in fact a guerrilla or Missouri State Guard. Most likely taken during the winter months, he sits dressed in multiple layers with the outer laying being this heavy frock with Goodyear type buttons. Under the overcoat is worn a grey wool-jean military type jacket with a stand-up collar. Clear enough that you can see the cassimere weave of the military jacket worn. Typical wear to the coat which you would expect to see where an accouterment sling would have been worn. He also sports this wonderful 1860's black slouch hat with a small tassel drooped over the brim. This old fellow does not look like somebody who's bad side you would like to be on. Housed in a  half leatherette case. $275.00 

                         
Item #25432 Double cased sixth plate tintypes. Both photos are of the same soldier taken during the same sitting. They are not identical images. You can see that he has his hand slid up slightly farther on the stock and closer to the barrel band in the second image. Looks to be a mid-western yank dressed in a state issue uniform. Illinois I would suspect. Outfitted with full accouterments and holding his musket across his chest. Housed in a double sided thermoplastic case. $550.00
          

Item #79856 Ninth plate ambrotype of a Federal cavalryman. Nice up close view of this horse soldier dressed in his cavalry shell jacket. He wears a patriotic silk sash over the shoulder which has been tinted in wonderful shades of red, white and blue. The former owner had the sash that he is wearing in this view as well but it was in such a deteriorated state that they threw it away!! At least the image has survived. This one comes in a full thermoplastic case with patriotic matting. $395.00


         
                       

Item #78700 Grouping attributed to Henry Clay Jones of the 2nd Vermont Infantry, Co. D. Henry would serve with the regiment beginning in June, 1861 and serve until his discharge in June of 1864. He would be wounded once while engaged at the Wilderness. The grouping consists of a post war photograph of Henry dressed in his GAR uniform accompanied by two very nice GAR badges. The family CDV album in pristine condition holding 30 views including one of Henry in civilian dress. Many of them identified. His original appointment to 3rd sergeant dated August, 1862 and signed by the regiment's major who would later be killed at the Wilderness. Also included in his certificate from the state of Vermont acknowledging his service. His original acceptence letter from the Bureau of Pensions granting his pension still in the original envelope. Henry's personal portfolio of Military and Civil War History which records his service in detail. A family history book which records the family history from 1750 through 1898 and an envelope full of misc documents relating to Henry's estate. Very nice grouping of a Vermont veteran. $450.00 

                                  
                             
Item #12912 Quarter plate tintype of two late war yanks that came out of New Market, Maryland many years ago. Very casual pose of these two men. One of the men stands with his frock unbuttoned and resting his hand on the other's shoulder. The other is seated sporting camp shoes and service stripes located on the coat sleeves. Mint view which this scan does not do justice. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $500.00


Item #87121 Rare ninth plate ambrotype of an unidentified member of the 1st or 2nd New Hampshire. These guys are pretty much misidentified in every single publication I am aware of as being Confederate. He is dressed in the New Hampshire grey greatcoat and cape. The uniform underneath would have also been grey and trimmed in red. The only part of that uniform that is visible here is the grey cap which has a lower band of red that ran around the base of the cap. Company letter "F" is pinned to the front. He stands armed with his musket and brandishing an Allen & Wheelock 32 cal. pocket revolver from under the flap of his cape. Images from this unit are actually very hard to find. These guys fought from the First Battle of Bull Run all the way to Richmond. At Gettysburg they were nearly annihilated. Very hard to find image. Housed in a half case. $850.00



Item #89881 Sixth plate tintype of two cavalryman dressed in stable frocks. Very rare example of this coat. These were constructed out of white canvas to be worn while grooming horses. The canvas allowed for the horse hair to be much more easily removed as compared to the wool uniforms. Some units such as the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry actually wore the coats as fatigue uniforms while in camp. During the spring of 1864 members of the 2nd Maine were issued an order that "enlisted men on stable duty will wear their stable frocks". Both men look as though their forearms are bandaged. Those are probably false sleeves being worn for protection but why they are wearing them I have no idea unless it is to keep the white sleeves of the coat from becoming soiled. One of the men has his pant legs pulled up over the top of his boots. The other has done the same with one pant leg falling down. I would presume this was done to keep the bottom of the trousers out of the horse s**t and mud as the boots of both men are filthy dirty. This is shown in the publication "US Army in the West" published in 1995. Rare view of these two men who were probably returning from stable duty. Housed in a full leatherette case. $800.00

                                      


 

 




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