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    Exceptional 1/2 Plate Tintype View of Two Federal Soldiers on the Summit of Lookout Mountain, One of Whom is Identified as a Member of the 69th Ohio Inf. Based on the images that have surfaced over the years it appears probable that that an enterprising photographer set up a "concession" at Lookout Mountain to provide soldiers with portraits taken against this breathtaking backdrop to commemorate their visit. These are generally encountered in a ¼ plate size; a ½ plate is somewhat unusual and doubtless quite scarce. The soldier at the left wears a frock, the one on the right a fatigue jacket, both with slouch hats. Period pencil ID in the back of the case leads to the ID of one of the soldiers as Adam Robbins, 69th Ohio Inf. Robbins enlisted Nov 28, 1862 and mustered out July 17, 1865. The 69th was engaged throughout Tennessee and Georgia during its term of service, including the fighting around Chattanooga. A most impressive image in pristine condition in a full case.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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