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    SPECTACULAR UNION SAILOR - HALF PLATE TINTYPE. A teen-aged Union sailor poses before a studio backdrop painted to resemble a Man O' War's gun deck. Behind the subject are cannon looking out to a sea upon which is a three-masted steamship. The young seaman rests his left arm upon a stand draped with the American flag. The flag's stripes and the boy's cheeks are lightly tinted, giving this image the illusion of being a color photograph. Attractive dark haloing with great tonal contrasts and pristine surfaces. A truly special Civil War Naval photograph in all respects. The image is housed in gutta-percha Union case having a floral still life embossed on both sides.

    Provenance:
    William Turner collection


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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