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    American Militia Infantry Officer.

    Quarter Plate Daguerreotype Portrait, Circa 1848. In a triple breasted coatee with piping, stripes on the sleeves, eagle buttons, bullion fringed epaulettes with brass crescents is this officer, cradling his brass scabbard eaglehead sword with fluted ivory grip. At his waist he is wearing a white buff belt with two piece interlocking buckle depicting a drooped wing eagle holding an infantry horn on suspensory cords in his beak. Beside him is a brass mounted stove pipe shako with suspensory cord, sunburst front plate with silver 1833 dragoon eagle, huge feathered plume with the top tinted red. Superb quality, perfect condition. Seal broken but image untouched/ uncleaned. Housed in a scarce brown leather case with gilt embossed scroll decoration. Maroon velvet pad embossed with a grape leaf, hinge split, else very fine. Very desirable subject and a striking image.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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