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    Description

    Hand-Tinted Ambrotype of a Confederate Private. Unidentified young private poses for a photographer in his Confederate uniform. Both his cheeks and the buttons on his coat have been carefully hand tinted. By the late 1850s, the ambrotype was overtaking the daguerreotype in popularity; by the mid-1860s, the ambrotype itself was supplanted by the tintype and other photographic processes. Image measures approximately 2.5" x 2.5" and is housed in a typical thermoplastic folding case of the time, however this case is missing the cover. Gilt pressed-tin matte. Image is a bit dark and bears several faint scratches. Generally very good.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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