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    Cased Quarter Plate Tintype of Union Drummer Boy. The age-old tradition of sending regimental drummers into battle ended with the Civil War. This stalwart teenager probably didn't realize that he was among the last of a noble breed when this excellent studio portrait was made. He stands with his instrument before a martial backdrop complete with the American flag. Especially nice here is the high visibility of the drum's painted eagle and shield decoration. Smooth emulsion, some wear to case.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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