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    Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Union Drummer Boy. Today, this earnest young man would be too young to legally drive a car or buy a beer. In the 1860s, however, teenagers such as he were considered old enough to guide and inspire infantry on the most gruesome of killing fields. He poses here with his instrument, which is painted with an American shield and eagle. The words "Infantry Regiment" are legible under magnification, however the state and numerical designations are not visible. Of special interest is the drumstick holder on his sling. All brass elements are highlighted with gold paint. The image is housed in a thermoplastic case embossed with scrolled foliate designs. Somewhat dark image with haloing, underside of case lid missing velvet pad.

    Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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