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    Jefferson Davis 1/9th Plate Ambrotype in Case. President of the Confederate States of America. Pierce's Secretary of War and a Mississippi Senator, he left Congress after secession. He was elected President of the Confederate States of America, and circumstances made him more autocratic as the Civil War progressed. After the war, he was captured and imprisoned for two years. Never tried for treason, he was released and wrote The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. This ambrotype is of an early engraving made of the Confederate leader. His face is youthful, and he has no beard. His cheeks have been tinted rose, and the stippling from the engraving is especially visible on his jacket. The ambro has been placed into a brass frame and a leatherette case. The photograph itself is in very fine condition; minimal scratches; one minor scratch in the upper portion near the edge. The case is in fine condition; the hinges have separated; clasp still intact; moderate leather rubbing and wear on all sides. From the Stanley King collection.

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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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