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    1/4 Plate Ambrotype Portrait of a Young Confederate Enlisted Man Holding a Confederate '51 Navy Configuration Revolver in Front of His Chest. Note large cut out on the recoil shield and unquestionably round barrel. Wears gray shell jacket with black collar and cuffs. Waist belt with M1851 rectangular eagle plate and cap box. Holding a saber in his other hand but the "wipe" at the side of the image has left only vestiges of the hilt. Soft emulsion with typical bluing and the right 20% of the image wiped off, but what remains is striking in its rarity. Housed in a mint scroll/ geometric "Union" thermoplastic case.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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