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    Union Soldier with Rifle Musket 1/4th Plate Tintype and Same Soldier In Civilian Clothes Converted from his Uniform 1/4th Plate Tintype. Two amazing photographs of the same soldier. The first image (right in photograph) shows the unidentified soldier seated in his piped frockcoat and kepi holding his rifle musket. The sharp image clearly shows the soldier's bayonet, cartridge box, and belt plate. The second image (left in photograph) of the same man, again seated, in the same frockcoat which has been modified for civilian wear. The beautiful image clearly illustrates the once stand-up collar now converted to a shawl collar form. The piping on the sleeves and collar are still plainly visible. As there appears to be little, if any, discernible passage of time between the two images, one might presume that the latter picture was taken shortly after the soldier mustered out or after the war ended. Both images are in near fine condition and housed in an equally fine and scarce "Union and Constitution" Union case [Krainik 27] manufactured by Littlefield, Parsons & Company. Each image is surrounded by identical ornate brass mats. The two images provide a rare "before and after" study of a typical Civil War Union soldier.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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