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    Oval Albumen Portrait of Captain Benjamin Higgins, Co. A, 86th New York Volunteers, 5½" x 7½", period pencil ID on the verso. Higgins was wounded in action at Gettysburg. He wears nine button frock coat with fringed epaulettes, very high officer's grade forage cap with regimental insignia in the front. Sword belt and sash, holding M1850 foot officer's sword on which the blade etch is clearly visible. Trousers the same shade is the frock coat. Small pencil notation at the bottom "BHL 1862" (Benjamin L. Higgins). Very fine quality and condition, just one minor water stain on right margin, not affecting image. Great portrait--exquisite quality--with wonderful history. In what appears to be the original period gilt frame.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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