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    Civil War Albumen Salt Print of Identified Confederate Officer. This oval salt print portrait measures 6" x 8" and is mounted on the original 8" x 10" backing board. The portrait depicts a bearded Confederate officer in high-collar uniform. The reverse of the print has a Washington, D.C. portrait company stamp and the handwritten name "David Forrest". Research uncovered a "2nd Lieutenant David Crawford Forrest", enlistment date August 30, 1862, Richmond, Virginia, F Company, 2nd Maryland Infantry. The portrait is uniformly foxed and there is a small .75" tear to the backing board near the edge which doesn't affect the image. There is also a crease that runs through the left side of the portrait. The entire item is however in very good condition.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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