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    1/6 Plate Tintype of Armed Federal Officer Holding Hardtack. The image, encased in a plain brass matt, shows its subject placed before a photographer's camp scene backdrop. The sitter sports a captain's shoulder straps, wears a slouch hat and has a gum blanket wrapped around his torso. Ready for the field, he also carries a Model 1858 canteen and a Model 1850 foot officer's sword. Some light creasing does not detract from the overall presentation of the tintype. Included with the portrait is a piece of hardtack that is possibly from an old GAR post collection. Affixed to the biscuit are two early labels, together inscribed, "Donated by Robert Roland Kept from war 1862 1864 / Hard Tack 1880 used in Civil war." Some cracks and trivial loss. Both items are professionally matted in wooden frame.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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