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    Three Brothers in Mosby Rangers Cased 1/6th Plate Ambrotype A slip of paper stored behind the image identifies the men in this portrait as James, Isham, and Jerome Keith of Warrenton, Virginia, all of whom were serving in John S. Mosby's 43rd Virginia Cavalry Battalion at the time of this sitting. James and Isham wear civilian clothes whereas Jerome is in Confederate uniform. James and Isham previously served in the famous Black Horse Troop, Company H, 4th Virginia Cavalry, whereas the younger Jerome's military career was entirely spent with Mosby.This poignant image is housed in a gutta-percha case with a chess-playing scene on both sides. A tiny bit of scattered spotting does not detract from the ambrotype's excellent surfaces and overall high state of preservation.

    Provenance: A. D. Payne Estate; The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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